HC Deb 29 March 1909 vol 3 cc150-1W
Captain FABER

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will state the cost of horse supply per year for the various armies of France, Germany, Austria, and Italy; and whether he will appoint a Committee to inquire into the supply for the British Army?


The figures, which are as follows, include expenditure on remount establishments but exclude sums spent on horse breeding. Complete figures for the latter are not available, but such information as is procurable was given in reply to a question put by the hon. Member for the Blackpool Division of Lancashire on 15th October last:—

France £783,399 Estimate 1909
Germany 808,000 Estimate 1908
Austria 464,821 Estimate 1909
Italy 208,000 Estimate 1908–09

As regards the second part of the question, the matter is being carefully considered, and I do not propose to appoint a committee