HC Deb 29 February 1996 vol 272 c687W
Mr. Gale

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many licences were issued for the export of dogs from the United Kingdom in each of the last five years for which figures are available. [17041]

Mrs. Browning

Exports of dogs are not subject to licensing. Precise figures for dog exports from the United Kingdom are not available since information is not held centrally, but it is estimated that 6,200 official export health certificates relating to approximately 9,600 dogs were issued during 1995. Figures for earlier years could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.