HC Deb 21 May 1998 vol 312 c487W
Mr. Swayne

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a statement on his plans to ban fur breeding; and what estimate he has made of the cost of compensation to fur breeders. [42968]

Mr. Morley

The Government remain firmly committed to implementing their pre-election pledge to prohibit fur farming as soon as practicable. Such a ban must be implemented in accordance with national and international law and I am currently considering how our intention can best be implemented. An announcement will be made once I have decided how to proceed and there will be public consultation on any proposals for legislation to ban fur farming.