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Exportation Of Horses

Volume 203: debated on Thursday 21 July 1870

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Question

said, he would beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether the attention of Her Majesty's Government has been called to the number of Horses which are being purchased in this Country by Foreign Agents and being shipped to the Continent; and, whether it is intended to put a stop to this export?

We have heard, Shy that there is at present a considerable export of horses going on. That export, I believe, is much more brisk at this than at other seasons of the year. It may possibly be more brisk now than it would usually be at this season; but we do not see any reason, under the circumstances, for any interference.