HC Deb 22 November 1917 vol 99 c1372W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food if he can state the number of tons of oats consumed weekly by the 2,000 race-horses at present in training and receiving rations under the provisions of the Horses Rationing Order?


The Horses Rationing Order allows 15 lbs. of oats per day for race-horses when in training, and rations of 3 lbs. to 7 lbs. per day are allowed for certain of them when not in training. it has not been thought necessary to have returns made weekly in regard to every race-horse that has been registered as to the exact amount of oats it has consumed in a week, but assuming that every one of the 2,000 horses received its full 15 lbs. a day, the weekly consumption of oats would be 93 tons. It is highly unlikely, however, that the actual consumption reaches this figure.

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