HC Deb 04 July 1983 vol 45 c29W
Mr. Beith

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the current annual cost of issuing dog licences; and what is the total annual income from the dog licence fees.

Mr. Waldegrave

The payment made by this Department to the Post Office to cover the costs of issuing dog licences in 1982–83 was £3.3 million. The total amount collected by the Post Office in respect of dog licences in that year is estimated to be about £0.9 million, the same as in 1981–82 (the last year for which the information is currently available).