§ Sir R. GOWER
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will consider the desirability of making the renewal fees for licences to keep dogs pay- 2238W able on 1st May instead of 1st January in each year, and of altering the law so that such licences shall be operative for one year from the date of issue instead of only to the 31st of the following December?
§ Mr. P. SNOWDEN
The Dog Licence Duty is not an Imperial, but a local taxation duty. I have some sympathy with the hon. Member's suggestion; but I doubt whether it would be practicable. In any case I could not consider the initiation of legislation to give effect to it unless it were supported by the various local authorities concerned.