HC Deb 31 March 1960 vol 620 c1493
24. Mr. Kitson

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he has yet completed his review of the rates of compensation paid to farmers under the existing Tuberculosis (Compensation) Order, 1950; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Godber

Where cattle have reacted to a tuberculin test and have been compulsorily slaughtered, the compensation payable is three-fourths of the market value which they would have had if they had been free from tuberculosis, with a limit of £100. My right hon. Friend is considering representations which have been made to him about the present level of this limit. It should be clear however that, although the arrangements provide a measure of insurance for owners of most cattle, owners who wish to have cover for animals of exceptional value are expected to make their own private arrangements.

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