§ Mr. Dodds-Parker
asked the Minister of Agriculture how many horse carcases were exported from this country to France, Belgium and Holland during the years 1937 to 1939 and 1945 to 1948.
Mr. T. Williams
The numbers of horse carcases exported to Belgium and Holland in the years 1937 to 1939 were as follow:
Number of horse carcases exported from Great Britain to 1937 1938 1939 Belgium … … 24,619 32,319 23,708 Holland … … 277 63 32
Figures of exports to France during these years are not available. Under the export licensing system, the export of horse carcases has not been permitted since the war.