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Aged Horses (Care)

Volume 497: debated on Monday 10 March 1952

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asked the Minister of Agriculture if he will institute either a compulsory or voluntary pension scheme whereby horses employed by local authorities, the Railway Executive and other industrial users of horses, farmers and race-horse owners, can be assured of a reasonable period of retirement in suitable homes of rest after service to their owners and to the community.

No. I think that this should be the responsibility of owners of horses and not of the Government.