HC Deb 18 January 1988 vol 125 c491W
Mr. Meale

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he has considered funding a public education programme for the purpose of highlighting the need for good dog care.

Mr. Douglas Hogg

The Government applaud the work done by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and by other animal welfare organisations, in promoting a responsible attitude towards animals and pet ownership. In areas where they have been appointed dog wardens can assist in promoting responsible dog ownership. We have no plans, however, to extend the use of public money for these purposes.