HL Deb 10 January 2000 vol 608 c88WA
Earl Howe

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the provisions of the Fur Farming (Prohibition) Bill, which allows for a compensation scheme to be introduced for fur breeders, whether in general it is their policy to pay financial compensation to those whose means of livelihood is removed by government legislation. [HL192]

The Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Baroness Hayman)

The consideration of whether or not to include a compensation scheme in government legislation is made on a case by case basis, and takes into account the need to achieve a fair balance between the general public interest in removing the source of livelihood and the interests of the persons whose livelihoods are to be removed.

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