HC Deb 04 February 1960 vol 616 c1216
37. Sir J. Lucas

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if, with a view to maintaining the efficiency of the National Stud, he will take steps to import from Eire a supply of suitable horses.

Mr. John Hare

I am not aware of any recommendations that importation of horses from Ireland is needed to maintain the efficiency of the National Stud.

Sir J. Lucas

Is the Minister aware that I had to ask him that Question in order to put this supplementary question? In view of the recent statement by the Government of the Republic of Ireland, will he approach his opposite number with a view to co-ordinating the minimum value of live horses exported from both countries, remembering that insurance value is not proper value?

Mr. Hare

I rather wondered why my hon. Friend had tabled the Question. I will certainly consider his supplementary question.