§ 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.