HC Deb 31 March 1910 vol 15 cc1596-7W
Major ADAM

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he will consider the desirability of reprinting the Blue Books containing the evidence and Reports of the Royal Commission which led to the summary abolition of the stud system of horse supply throughout India over thirty years ago, and thus render these records accessible to those Members of this House who may desire to inform themselves in the question of horse supply?


The Indian Government studs were abolished as the result of the Report, not of a Royal Commission, but of a Committee appointed by the Government of India in 1868. This Re- port has never been published, but correspondence on the subject was presented to Parliament in a Return dated 11th September, 1873, No. 69. The Secretary of State does not think that circumstances call for the presentation of further papers after the lapse of so many years.