HC Deb 24 February 1938 vol 332 c550
85. Mr. Hall-Caine

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether any decision has yet been reached with regard to the transference of the National Stud from the Irish Free State to this country; and whether he has consulted those persons and societies interested in horse-breeding in this country with regard to this matter?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

I am not at present in a position to make a statement with regard to the future of the National Stud.

Mr. Hall-Caine

As this matter has been going on for so long, will the right hon. Gentleman take it up with Mr. De Valera as part of the negotiations?

Mr. Morrison

Conversations are now going on.

Mr. Turton

Is my right hon. Friend aware that far better horses are bred in the Thirsk and Malton Division than in the Irish Free State, and will he consider the transfer of the National Stud for that reason to the Thirsk and Malton Division?

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