asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will ensure that the horses of units stationed in 679W Egypt are brought home when such units are mechanised, so that there may be no risk of the horses passing directly or indirectly into native ownership?
Mr. CREECH JONES
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he has considered, under the plans for the mechanisation of cavalry units in Egypt, the question as to the disposal of the displaced Army horses; whether the horses will be sold to Egyptian peasants; and whether he will see that the hard fate which befell the horses and mules sold in Egypt at the end of the War is not repeated by the present displacement?
§ Sir V. WARRENDER
I would refer the hon. Members to the answer I gave on Monday to similar questions by the hon. Members for Reigate (Mr. Touche) and Islington, North (Colonel Goodman).