HC Deb 18 February 1915 vol 69 c1323W
Colonel WALKER

asked the Home Secretary whether, in view of the accidents to the mounted police of the Metropolitan force caused by the horses slipping up on the pavement while on duty, he will extend the system of shoeing recently introduced experimentally by Mr. Lynwood Palmer to the whole of the horses used by the Metropolitan Police?


The Commissioner of Police informs me that the relative value of various means of preventing horses from slipping upon wood pavement or asphalt is being experimentally tested in the mounted branch of the Metropolitan Police. No conclusion has been arrived at up to the present.