§ Captain Orr
asked the President of the Board of Trade the number of horses imported into Northern Ireland from the Irish Republic in 1950–51 for any purpose.
§ Mr. P. Thorneycroft
The trade returns distinguish between animals, living, for food and animals not for food. Horses are only shown separately under the second of these headings and the imports across the land boundary between the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland numbered 3,228 in 1950 and 3,994 in 1951. These figures include horses imported temporarily, for example, for racing or breeding.