HC Deb 28 March 1904 vol 132 c819

To ask the hon. Member for North Huntingdonshire, as representing the President of the Board of Agriculture, if he will state how it is proposed to enable crofters, farmers, and shepherds resident far distant from any Petty Sessions or Sheriff's Court to obtain the usual exemption from the Dog Tax.

(Answered by Mr. Ailwyn Fellowes.) It is proposed that the rules to be made under Section 4 of the Dogs Bill should be so framed as to render personal attendance on the part of applicants for certificates of exemption unnecessary, except in those cases in which the circumstances appear either to the Inland Revenue or to the Court to call for special investigation. In the great majority of cases the necessary information would be obtained without requiring the presence of the applicant.