HC Deb 22 October 1946 vol 427 c360W
Sir W. Smithers

asked the Undersecretary of State for Dominion Affairs why, in the interests of horse breeding and international goodwill, Great Britain was not represented at the Dublin Horse Show.

Captain Stewart

I have been asked to reply. An invitation was received by the United Kingdom Government to send a team to take part in the international military jumping competitions at the Dublin Horse Show, but, largely as a result of war conditions, the formation and training of a representative team was considered to be impracticable on the present occasion. The invitation had therefore, unfortunately, to be declined.