§ 22. Mr. Chapman
asked the Secretary of State for War by what authority radio-equipped armoured scout cars and soldiers were used at the Badminton Horse Trials on 16th–18th April; what payment for these services was made by the British Horse Society; and what cost fell on public funds.
§ Mr. H. Fraser
The trials were atended, as they have been for several years, by a local unit of the Territorial Army. Military assistance at civil functions is governed by regulations which were fully complied with at the Badminton Trials. The Society paid £211. There was no cost to public funds.