HC Deb 11 November 1996 vol 285 cc6-7W
Mr. Dykes

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what estimate his Department has made of the cost of introducing an identification system for domestic dogs and cats; and what assessment he has made of the feasibility of introducing such a scheme. [3066]

Mr. Clappison

Under the Control of Dogs Order 1992, dogs, other than certain types of working dogs, must wear a collar and identification when in a public place. The Government have no plans either to change this requirement or to introduce any general requirements for the identification of dogs and cats.