Mounted Police (Horses).

Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland. – in the House of Commons on 14th February 1922.

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Photo of Mr Frank Briant Mr Frank Briant , Lambeth North

65.

asked the Home Secretary what is the number of horses purchased during the year ended 31st December, 1921, for the use of the mounted police; and what was the average cost per horse?

Photo of Mr Edward Shortt Mr Edward Shortt , Newcastle upon Tyne West

The number of horses purchased during the last year to make good the wastage in the mounted branch was 45. The average cost per horse was £69 18s. 2d., and, allowing for proceeds of sale of "cast" horses, the net cost was £45 5s. 2d.