HC Deb 22 February 1990 vol 167 c917W
59. Mr. McAllion

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many dogs are kept as domestic pets in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Peter Lloyd

The Home Office collects no statistics on the numbers of domestic pets. A report prepared by the London School of Economics for the RSPCA in 1988 estimated the United Kingdom dog population to be 7.3 million.

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