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Volume 508: debated on Tuesday 6 April 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what his latest estimate is of the number of horses in England; and how that estimate was calculated. (324876)

The latest estimate of the horse population is taken from the British Equestrian Trade Association (BETA) National Equestrian Survey 2005-06. This survey estimates the horse population of Great Britain to be 1.3 million. There are no estimates available for England only.