§ 42. Mr. O'GRADY
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether he is aware of the fact that last winter hun- 461 dreds of horses purchased for Army purposes died or were rendered unfit for service by being exposed in all weathers for the alleged purpose of hardening them; whether this is again being done this winter, particularly at Whitmore Reans barracks, Wolverhampton; and whether any consideration has been given to the practicability of other means that may achieve the desired results?
§ Mr. TENNANT
Where suitable stables are not available a number of horses are again this year standing in the open, and are taking no harm therefrom. My attention was called to the condition of the horses which were standing out at Whit more Reans barracks, Wolverhampton, and I found that it was good.