§ Mr. A. Edwards
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that some of his agents are purchasing horses from riding-schools in the North of England at prices which are in many cases twice the true value; and whether he will take immediate action to ensure that only competent judges are engaged for this work?
§ Mr. Hore-Belisha
The complaints are usually in the opposite direction. The purchase of animals for the Army is undertaken only by those specially selected as qualified for the duty.