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Dog Population

Volume 393: debated on Thursday 4 November 1943

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asked the Postmaster-General what was the dog population of England and Wales at the latest convenient date before the outbreak of war and in 1943?

The total number of dogs in England and Wales is not known. The number for which licences were taken out in the year ended 31st March, 1939, was 2,836,649; in the year ended 31st March, 1943, it was 2,455,258.