HC Deb 18 June 1956 vol 554 c1042
33. Mr. Stanley

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will make a statement on the gift of the stallion, "Never Say Die", to the National Stud.

Mr. Amory

I am very glad to confirm that Mr. Robert Sterling Clark has signed a deed of gift under which the ownership of "Never Say Die" becomes vested in me and he will go to the National Stud. The gift will take effect at the end of the 1958 covering season. On behalf of Her Majesty's Government and of the British bloodstock industry, I should like to take this opportunity to express publicly our warm thanks to Mr. Clark for this most generous gift.

Mr. Stanley

I am certain that all hon. Members will agree with my right hon. Friend in thanking this sportsman for his magnificent gift. Will my right hon. Friend see that this horse is used in such a manner that once again English horses can win English races?

Mr. Amory

I will do my best.

Mr. Willey

On behalf of my hon. and right hon. Friends, may I be allowed to associate ourselves with the Minister in expressing our admiration of this welcome generosity?

Mr. Lewis

Be careful that it is not sold back to the Americans.