§ 29. Mr. LARDNER
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the protests received from public bodies in Ireland, any change has been made in the system of purchasing horses for the Army; and, if not, what action his Department intend to take in reference to this matter?
§ Mr. FORSTER
No, Sir; no change has been made. A conference took place between the Irish Command Headquarters and the Irish Department of Agriculture on 13th February, which came to the conclusion that the present is not a good time to inaugurate any new procedure. In these circumstances it is not proposed to take further action till peace is restored.