§ Mr. A. HERBERT
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he will consider if a scheme can be devised for prohibiting the export of worn-out horses for slaughter abroad without interfering with the legitimate export of horses for breeding or working purposes?
Sir A. BOSCAWEN
Only those horses which are in good working condition are allowed to be exported. The elimination of the unfit or worn-out horse has already been attained, and there would be no justification for interfering with the export of such horses as are now being shipped on the ground that they may ultimately be slaughtered for food.