HC Deb 07 March 1934 vol 286 c1802

asked the Minister of Transport whether, in view of the increased demand for heavy draught horses as being more economical than motors, and in order to encourage farmers to invest money in the breeding of horses and so to protect an industry on which thousands are dependent, he will oppose attempts to hamper or restrict the use of horses on public roads?

The MINISTER of TRANSPORT (Mr. Oliver Stanley)

If proposals for restricting the use of horses on public roads came before me, I should take all circumstances relevant to the particular case into account, but I cannot make any general declaration of policy in such a matter.