§ Lord BARNBY
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What was the herded horse population of United Kingdom in 1910 and what it is according to latest figures available.
The MINISTER of STATE, MINISTRY of AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES and FOOD (Earl Ferrers)
Some figures relating to the numbers of horses on agricultural holdings are given below. There are no figures available for horses which are kept other than on agricultural holdings. I regret that complete information in the form asked for is not readily available and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.
Horses on Agricultural Holdings (Thousands) 1910 1979 Great Britain Great Britain United Kingdom For agricultural use 1137 5 5 Other horses and ponies N/A 145 153