HC Deb 06 May 1980 vol 984 cc37-8W
Mr. Colvin

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the total cost of collecting dog licence fees in 1979–80.

Mr. Fox

The final figures for 1979–80 are not yet available, but it is estimated that the Post Office's charges in acting as local authorities' agents for collection will be about £1,930,000. Twenty-five local authorities issue dog licences themselves and no information is available on the costs they have incurred.