§ MR. MARK STEWART (Kirkcudbright)
asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, If he will consider the hardship of dog licences having to be paid by drovers in the exercise of their calling; and, if he will classify these persons with others engaged in agriculture, who pay no licence duty, and give them exemption?
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. HENRY H. FOWLER) (Wolverhampton, E.)
When the Dog Licence was raised from 5s. to 7s. 6d. (41 & 42 Vict. c. 15, s. 17), the exemptions were at the same time increased to such an extent that the amount of revenue collected under the increased duty is less than when the licence was only 5s. In these circumstances, the Chancellor of the Exchequer does not intend to recommend any extension of exemptions.