§ Mr. Andrew F. Bennett
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what were the last two dates on which the dog licence fee was altered; what the fee was fixed on each of these dates; and what the fee would now have to be to 217W restore it in real terms to the level on each of these dates.
§ Mr. Strang
The excise duty for keeping a dog was set at 5s. in 1867 and raised to its present level of 7s. 6d. (37½p) in 1878. I am advised that, in terms of purchasing power, the corresponding amounts today might lie in the ranges £3 to £4 and £4.50 to £6 respectively.