HC Deb 06 December 1967 vol 755 c334W
108. Captain W. Elliot

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what plans he has to compensate the employers of those affected by the official ban on horse racing; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Peart

None. There has been no official ban on horse racing, but by the very helpful co-operation of the stewards of the National Hunt Committee horse racing has been stopped for the time being. I regret that it would not be practicable for me to compensate those affected by this or other matters consequential on an epidemic of foot-and-mouth disease.