§ 20. Major Sir Jocelyn Lucas
asked the Minister of Agriculture, in connection with the grant to heavy-horse breeding, the number of stallions in use and the number of mares served during the past three seasons; and whether he has formed any estimate of the reduction in the number of mares who will be served if the decision to withdraw the heavy-horse grant is proceeded with?
§ Sir R. Dorman-Smith
The number of stallions hired by heavy-horse societies in receipt of grants in respect of the 1937, 1938 and 1939 seasons was 200, 212 and 204, respectively; and the number of mares served was 19,323, 19,492 and 16,953, respectively. With regard to the 1624 last part of the Question, I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the reply given to him on 14th March.
§ Sir J. Lucas
In view of the very small amount of money involved, can the right hon. and gallant Gentleman say that this grant will not be withdrawn?