HC Deb 28 April 1927 vol 205 cc1012-3
44. Mr. LEE

asked the Minister of Agriculture upon what basis of calculation compensation is paid to farmers for loss of cattle destroyed during outbreaks of cattle disease; and from what funds the compensation is available?


I have been asked to reply. Compensation is paid to owners of cattle destroyed in connection with outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease on the basis laid down in Section 15 (2) of the Diseases of Animals Act, 1894. Sub-section 3 of that Section provides that the compensation shall be paid out of the monies standing to the Cattle Pleuro-Pneumonia Account for Great Britain. This account is replenished from time to time by monies provided by Parliament and if these prove insufficient, by sums drawn from the Local Taxation Accounts as provided in Section 18 of the Act.