§ Mr. Colvin
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the total cost of collecting dog licence fees in 1979–80.38W
§ Mr. Fox
The final figures for 1979–80 are not yet available, but it is estimated that the Post Office's charges in acting as local authorities' agents for collection will be about £1,930,000. Twenty-five local authorities issue dog licences themselves and no information is available on the costs they have incurred.