HC Deb 06 February 1986 vol 91 cc248-9W
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.