HC Deb 06 November 1929 vol 231 c1032
33. Brigadier-General CLIFTON BROWN

asked the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the assisted scheme under the Empire Marketing Board for the importation of pedigree livestock into Kenya only covers cattle, sheep and pigs, and does not apply to horses; and, if so, whether he will amend the scheme to include horses, which at present cost 54 guineas to convey from this country?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. These schemes are necessarily limited by the terms of the Empire Marketing Vote to exports which may be expected to lead to the increased marketing of food or raw materials in this country. They could not properly be extended to include horses.

Brigadier-General BROWN

In order to encourage the breeding of good class horses in this country, could the hon. Gentleman not allow reasonable passage money for horses as well as for other cattle?


I do not think it would come within the power of the Empire Marketing Board to do that at present.

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