§ Sir E. Makins
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he can arrange that in future statistics with regard to the imports of horses into this country and the exports of horses from this country are categorised according to the type of horse, that is to say, whether it is a heavy or light draught-horse, hunter, race-horse, polo-pony, pit-pony, or other kind, and not according to the present classification which merely divides horses according to whether they are mares, stallions, or geldings; and whether 205W he is aware that the present classification is regarded as very unsatisfactory to the interests concerned?
§ Mr. Stanley
I have received no representations on this subject from the interests concerned, but I will consider the advisability of amending the classification on the lines suggested by my hon. and gallant Friend. No amendment could in any case be made before 1st January next.