§ Major Kimball
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he will issue a statement on the subject of feeding-stuffs rations for horses used for domestic driving purposes as the position is not clear in certain areas in the Midlands and has been further obscured by various notices in the Press and statements by the British Broadcasting Corporation?
§ Mr. Mabane
Rationed feeding stuffs are not allowed for horses used for domestic riding or driving except in cases of proved necessity, where alternative transport facilities are not available or are markedly inadequate, or where on account of physical disability public transport services cannot be used. No rations are allowed where the applicant or a member of his household has made a claim, whether successful or not, for a ration of petrol for a private motor car. Forms of application for rations may be obtained at local food offices. Wide publicity has2276W already been given to these facts and there seems to be no occasion for the issue of any further statement at the present time.