HC Deb 17 October 1939 vol 352 c716W
Major Carver

asked the Minister of Agriculture, in view of the admitted shortage of light- and heavy-draught horses in the country and the fact that this shortage cannot be made up sufficiently quickly by stimulating horse-breeding, what alternative steps he proposes to take to deal with the matter?

Sir R. Dorman-Smith

In view of the alternative means of traction now available to farmers I have no reason to suppose that agricultural operations are being impaired by a shortage of draught horses. If my hon. and gallant Friend is referring to transport facilities generally, the matter is one which falls within the province of my right hon. Friend the Minister of Transport.

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