§ 53. Mr. Lipton
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the cost to public funds of maintaining seven Army horses in the Royal Army Veterinary Establishment at Melton Mowbray; and how many soldiers are involved in looking after these horses during the hunting season.
§ Mr. Robert C. Brown
The estimated cost of maintaining a horse at Melton Mowbray is approximately £1,100 per annum. There is no extra cost to public funds, and no additional work is involved in looking after horses during the winter, because of hunting.