HC Deb 29 April 1913 vol 52 cc975-6

asked the President of the Board of Agriculture whether he has any official information as to recent purchases of British horses for exportation by the agents of foreign European Governments; and whether he will furnish a Return of the number of British horses exported from the United Kingdom for the three months ending the 25th March, 1913, and the ports of their destination?


I have no official or detailed information concerning the purchase of British horses by agents of foreign Governments. Fifteen thousand nine hundred and ninety-seven horses were exported from the United Kingdom in the three months ended 31st March last, of which 12,008 were declared to be under £20 in value, and of the remainder 2,008 were declared to be under £50 in value.—[See Written Answers this date.]