26. Captain ARTHUR EVANS
asked the Minister of Agriculture if he is aware of the need, particularly in Wales, of grants, as formerly made, to agricultural districts or societies for shire entires in order to prevent deterioration of this class of stock which is now in danger of reverting to ill-bred type; and will he authorise such grants as and when applied for?
§ Captain HACKING (for Mr. EDWARD WOOD)
My right hon. Friend is well aware of the desirability of encouraging heavy horse societies in Wales and elsewhere, and direct grants will be made this season to a number of such societies in Wales. Arrangements have also been made for the restoration this year of the grants for assisted nominations which were discontinued after 1921. These grants should prove of special value to small farmers in Wales.