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Dog And Game Licences

Volume 977: debated on Tuesday 29 January 1980

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asked the Secretary of Scotland whether he or local authorities meet the costs of issuing dog and game licences.

The Post Office issues both kinds of licence on behalf of local authorities and passes the receipts, after deduction of administrative expenses, to the authorities. Since 1977–78 the receipts from dog licences have not been sufficient to cover administrative expenses and my Department has reimbursed the Post Office for the deficit.