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Animal Welfare

Volume 22: debated on Wednesday 28 April 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the Government will consider charging a moderate fee for licences granted under the Cruelty to Animals Act 1876 and a levy on each animal used, with the revenue raised being used to pay for more inspectors and for humane alternative research.

The Cruelty to Animals Act 1876 contains no power to impose charges in connection with the issue of licences.