HC Deb 05 May 1927 vol 205 cc1746-7
5. Colonel DAY

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many small field-dressing outfits have been supplied to the mounted police in the Metropolitan police area for the purpose of first-aid; whether first-aid is also rendered where necessary to horses in the streets of London; what is the cost of these outfits; and on how many occasions they have been used to the last convenient date?

The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir William Joynson-Hicks)

No field-dressing outfits have yet been supplied but 300 dressings have been ordered. It is proposed that mounted police shall render first-aid where necessary to horses in the streets if the driver consents. The cost is £12.

Colonel DAY

How many of these officers have first-aid certificates?


I cannot say without notice.

Colonel DAY

If these officers have not got first-aid certificates, will the right hon. Gentleman see that they have a course of training in first-aid before they attempt to use field dressings for the horses?


Is it to be the custom that the driver is to ask the officer to assist before any assistance will be given?


No. An officer who sees an injured horse will offer his assistance.