HC Deb 28 April 1982 vol 22 c280W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the Government will consider charging a moderate fee for licences granted under the Cruelty to Animals Act 1876 and a levy on each animal used, with the revenue raised being used to pay for more inspectors and for humane alternative research.

Mr. Raison

The Cruelty to Animals Act 1876 contains no power to impose charges in connection with the issue of licences.