HC Deb 17 March 1920 vol 126 cc2205-6

asked the Minister of Transport whether his attention has been called to the fact that the alterations to the conditions under which horses are transported to and from shows by rail will seriously affect country shows, and whether, in view of the importance of encouraging horse breeding, he will restore the pre-War practice of permitting an attendant to travel in the horse box free, and of providing free transport for fodder and the attendant's luggage?


The importance of encouraging horse breeding is appreciated, and the question of restoring the pre-War facilities has been under consideration, but owing to the existing position of the railways it is not practicable to restore them at present. The question is one which will receive sympathetic consideration from time to time.