§ Sir F. BANBURY (by Private Notice)
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War why, as the Government last year gave a pledge that cast Army horses should not be sold in the East, an advertisement has appeared in Alexandria stating that 150 cast Army horses were to be sold in Palestine last Monday?
My hon. Friend has asked me to reply. Instructions were issued to the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief in Egypt in October, 1916, that all horses and mules east from the Army were to be destroyed, and my hon. Friend has no reason to suppose that these Instructions have been departed from. He is, however, having inquiries made by cable from Egypt, and will communicate with my right hon. Friend as soon as possible.