HC Deb 04 December 1980 vol 995 c263W
Mr. Nicholas Winterton

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if, with a view to preventing the purchase of dogs by or for persons unwilling to take responsibility of ownership, he will take steps to increase the price of a dog licence from 37½ to £5 for all owners under the age of 60 years and to make a dog licence free for all owners over the age of 60 years.

Mr. Fox

The recommendations of the interdepartmental working party's report on dogs, which considered the matters raised by my hon. Friend are under consideration.