HC Deb 28 July 1943 vol 391 c1612W
Mr. Wakefield

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport what is the purpose of Order No. 979 of 1943, in connection with the Transport of Horses (Amendment) Direction (No. 2), 1943, dated 15th July, 1943, made by the Minister of War Transport?

Mr. Noel-Baker

As I explained to my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for East Leicester {Major Lyons) in answer to a Question on 13th April, the purpose of this direction was to allow the conveyance of racehorses to Newmarket in order that they may run in any of the eight "open" races which take place there.