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Dog Licensing (Ministerial Responsibility)

Volume 978: debated on Monday 4 February 1980

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asked the Prime Minister if she will list which Minister or Ministers are responsible for the operation and enforcement of dog licensing, giving details of responsibilities.

Local authorities are responsible for collecting the dog licence fee and are required to keep a register of licence holders. The police are concerned with proceedings for licence evasion. The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and the Secretaries of State for Scotland and Wales have powers to alter the level of the licence fee.