§ Mr. LONSDALE
asked the Chief Secretary whether the census of horses taken by the constabulary in Ireland is complete; and whether he is able to state the results?
The HON. MEMBER
further asked the Secretary of State for War whether he has received from the constabulary authorities in Ireland the details of the horse census taken by them; and whether the information discloses how many horses are fit for military purposes?
§ Mr. HALDANE
The details of this census have been received, but some time will be required to enable the staff concerned to examine them thoroughly and decide how many horses are fit for military purposes.
§ Mr. MOONEY
May I ask will this census be a census apart from the annual return made by the Royal Irish Constabulary of live stock, and, if so, whether any charge will fall on the public funds; and if he can inform me, as the census is to be placed before county associations in England, and as there is no Territorial Army in Ireland and no county associations, before what body will the returns as to Ireland be placed?