§ Captain KNIGHT
asked the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to the fact that the horse of Trooper Hauglin of the Worcestershire Yeomanry escaped from camp on the first night of the training last year and, in spite of all possible search having been made, has never since been heard of; that the authorities have refused to pay for the horse, on the ground that it did not die or have to be destroyed during the training; and whether he will take such steps as may be necessary to enable the authorities to pay to Trooper Hauglin the value of the horse?
§ Mr. HALDANE:
A case, which is probably that referred to, has been reported. Compensation is allowed out of Army funds for the death or destruction of or fatal injury to a horse directly resulting from the performance of military duty. The grants paid to associations specifically cover the cost of insuring horses against loss of any other kind occurring during military duty. Any responsibility, therefore, for the loss in question, rests between the owner of the horse and the association.