HC Deb 12 December 1939 vol 355 c1016
75. Major Sir Jocelyn Lucas

asked the Secretary of State for War whether, when purchasing horses for the Army, buyers will be instructed, where possible, to give priority to geldings and mares unlikely to be of value for breeding?

Sir V. Warrender

It is a general rule that entire horses should not be bought for the Army. It is intended that future purchases should be by voluntary agreement with owners registered for that purpose, and it is not considered that any special instructions as to mares suitable for breeding will be necessary.