Horse Breeding.

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture. – in the House of Commons on 24th February 1938.

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Photo of Mr Gordon Hall Caine Mr Gordon Hall Caine , Dorset Eastern

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether any decision has yet been reached with regard to the transference of the National Stud from the Irish Free State to this country; and whether he has consulted those persons and societies interested in horse-breeding in this country with regard to this matter?

Photo of Mr William Morrison Mr William Morrison , Cirencester and Tewkesbury

I am not at present in a position to make a statement with regard to the future of the National Stud.

Photo of Mr Gordon Hall Caine Mr Gordon Hall Caine , Dorset Eastern

As this matter has been going on for so long, will the right hon. Gentleman take it up with Mr. De Valera as part of the negotiations?

Photo of Mr Robin Turton Mr Robin Turton , Thirsk and Malton

Is my right hon. Friend aware that far better horses are bred in the Thirsk and Malton Division than in the Irish Free State, and will he consider the transfer of the National Stud for that reason to the Thirsk and Malton Division?