HC Deb 15 December 1938 vol 342 cc2214-5W
Mr. De la Bère

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware that the inability of his Department to obtain or supply separate official statistics with regard to the increased importation of draught horses into this country is a severe handicap to British horse-breeding interests; and whether he will arrange for separate statistics to be obtained and published in the future?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

I have not received representations from horse-breeding interests that the absence of the figures to which my hon. Friend refers has been a severe handicap to them. I understand that there are difficulties in differentiating between the various types of horses upon importation, but I will explore the matter further to see whether there is any way by which these difficulties can be over-come.