§ 23. Sir Percy Harris
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the considerable increase during the first five months of this year in the export of horses, he can give the names of the countries which are importing them; and whether there is reason to believe they are being imported for war purposes?
§ Mr. Stanley
Exports of horses from the United Kingdom totalled 1,220 in the first five months of this year, as compared with 901 in the corresponding period of 1938. It has not been possible, in the time available to prepare a statement showing the countries to which these animals have been sent, but I have no reason to believe that they are being imported for war purposes.
§ Sir Waldron Smithers
Is my right hon. Friend aware that a great many horses are being exported from Southern Ireland?