HC Deb 29 October 1956 vol 558 c1049
14. Mr. Crouch

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what was the cause of death of a foal sent by the National Stud to the Doncaster sales.

Mr. Amory

A post mortem examination proved inconclusive on the cause of death, but there was no trace of infectious disease or poisoning.

Mr. Crouch

Is my right hon. Friend satisfied with the management of this Stud? Was not it a fact that two or three years ago some yearlings died mysteriously at Doncaster sales? In view of the fact that there are some very valuable animals in this Stud, can the Minister say whether proper care and attention is being paid, at the top, to the animals which the Stud has in its charge?

Mr. Amory

I can assure my hon. Friend that I am completely satisfied with the management of the National Stud.