HC Deb 28 January 1937 vol 319 cc1045-6
27. Mr. Hall-Caine

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, in view of the increased surplus of totalisator funds recently disclosed, it will be possible during the current year to make increased grants for British horse-breeding; and, if so, to what extent?

The Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (Mr. G. Lloyd)

Out of £120,000 which will be available for distribution for the statutory purposes, my right hon. Friend has approved of a grant of £6,000 to the Hunters Improvement and National Horse Breeding Society for stallion premiums in 1937, as compared with a grant of £5,000 in 1936, and also of a new grant of £300 to the National Pony Society for premiums for stallions of the breeds of ponies indigenous to this country. I understand that the Racecourse Betting Control Board have under consideration further proposals for assisting horse-breeding.