HC Deb 10 July 1941 vol 373 cc333-4W
Mr. Stokes

asked the Home Secretary whether he will state the value attached by his Department to the continuance of horse-racing for the next six months, having regard to the fact that the export of bloodstock rarely exceeds £300,000 in an exceptionally good year?

Mr. H. Morrison

I would refer my hon. Friend to my speech in the Debate on the Adjournment on 2nd July, in the course of which I gave the estimated value of bloodstock exports. The value of bloodstock depends on the test of actual racing, but my hon. Friend will appreciate that it is not feasible to make a precise estimate of the loss that would be involved if no more races were run during the current season.