HC Deb 24 February 1936 vol 309 cc65-6W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that the imposition of Customs duty on racehorses from the Irish Free State entered in horse races run in England is materially affecting the number of such entries, which in turn adversely affects not only the revenue of English racecourse companies but reduces the standard of steeplechasing in this country; and what action he proposes to take to remedy such a state of affairs?


My right hon. Friend has noted the statements made in the first part of the question. As my hon. Friend is aware the duty on horses has just been reduced, and my right hon. Friend is unable to promise that further action will be taken in the matter.