HC Deb 15 March 1917 vol 91 c1262
20. Colonel BURN

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether, in the interests of the State and with a view to reduce the expenditure of coal and labour, he will reconsider the advisability of allowing 129 days' racing in one season to be carried on in Ireland; is it the intention of the railway companies in Ireland to run special trains in addition to the ordinary trains for the benefit of those attending these races; are full fares charged to the racing public or is an extra charge made; and whether he will consider the advisability, in the interests of the State and with due consideration for the horse-breeding industry in Ireland, of confining racing to certain districts, as in England, for the duration of the War, and of taking steps to prevent illegal meetings being held which are not under the rules of racing and in no way contribute to the benefit of horse breeding but draw large crowds of spectators?


The matter referred to by the hon Member will receive consideration.