§ Mr. Marlow
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many military personnel are employed in the garrison stables; how many horses are stabled there; how many of these horses are owned by his Department and how many by private individuals.824W
§ Mr. Archie Hamilton
I assume my hon. Friend is referring to the Household Cavalry and the King's Troop. With regard to the former 187 horses are stabled at Hyde Park barracks; 180 belonging to MOD and seven to private individuals. In respect of the King's Troop, 120 horses are stabled at St. Johns Wood; 119 belonging to MOD and one to a private individual. The total strength of the Household Cavalry at Hyde Park is 401 and at King's Troop it is 189 and all personnel are involved with work associated with horses.