HC Deb 17 March 1953 vol 512 cc2053-4
40. Mr. Crouch

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if, to bring the dog licence in line with the modern value of the £, he will increase it from 7s. 6d. to £2s.

Mr. R. A. Butler

I regret that I cannot anticipate my Budget statement.

Sir J. Lucas

Is my right hon. Friend aware that this suggestion would, if adopted, put great hardship on old age pensioners, and that, in so far as it is to help stop sheep worrying, I have put forward a constructive suggestion?

Mr. Butler

I am aware of the pros and cons of the present position.