HC Deb 04 March 1940 vol 358 c11
27. Sir J. Lucas

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware that the majority of horses hunted at the present time are hunted from grass and are not corn fed; and, in view of the necessity of maintaining a reserve of horses for the use of the nation, he will consider making a grant for the breeding of this type of horse?

The Financial Secretary to the War Office (Sir Victor Warrender)

I have been asked to reply. I have no information regarding the first part of the Question. As regards the second part, as far as can be foreseen, there will be no Army requirement for this type of horse which would justify the expenditure of public money on the horse-breeding scheme suggested.