§ 52. Captain Crowder
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will consider amending the present regulations with regard to the date of expiry of dog licences so that they will be valid for a period of 12 months from the date of issue, instead of lapsing automatically on 31st December each year.
§ Mr. Dalton
This is a local taxation duty in England and Wales, though an Imperial duty in Scotland. The change suggested by the hon. and gallant Member would complicate administration, and I am not prepared to consider legislation unless it were supported by the local authorities.