HC Deb 06 July 1979 vol 969 c751W
Mr. Soley

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when the clog licence fee was last increased; and to what figure it would have to be raised to maintain its value since the last increase in real terms.

Mr. Wiggin

The excise duty for keeping a dog was raised to its present level of 37½p—7/6d—in 1878. I am advised that, in terms of purchasing power, the corresponding amount today might lie in the range £5—£6.75.