HC Deb 17 March 1980 vol 981 c74W
Mr. Banks

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will set out the reasons for the rise in the estimated shortfall for 1980–81 to £1.5 million over the income from the collection of dog licences from the shortfall for 1979–80 of £600,000.

Mr. Fox

The estimated shortfall in 1979–80 is expected to be £700,000 to £800,000 and in 1980–81 £1. 5 million. In both cases this is attributable to rising collection costs.