HC Deb 18 April 1994 vol 241 c385W
Mr. Alex Carlile

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make it his policy to introduce weather aid to compensate farmers in parts of Wales affected by exceptional losses of lambs resulting from extreme weather during the 1994 lambing season; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Redwood

I sympathise with sheep farmers who have suffered higher than usual losses of lambs this season, but it is not the Government's policy to provide compensation for the day-to-day business risks usually associated with livestock production.