HC Deb 10 March 1981 vol 1000 cc292-3W
Mr. McMahon

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the cost of watchdogs on RAF airfields; how many dogs are involved; and what is the total figure for watchdog operations in the Armed Forces within the United Kingdom.

Mr. Pattie

The average cost of an RAF police patrol dog is between £700 and £800 per annum. There are at present a total 399 police dogs, of which 192 are based in the United Kingdom. Naval and Army establishments in the United Kingdom currently employ 490 police, security and guard dogs making a United Kingdom total figure of 682.

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