§ Miss Fookes
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the latest figure for the administrative cost of collecting dog licence fees; and how this compares with total receipts.
§ Mrs. Rumbold
The total amount to be paid by my Department to the Post Office in respect of the costs of issuing dog licences in 1985–86 is £3.5 million. The revenue raised from dog licences is expected to be about £900,000.