HC Deb 05 April 2001 vol 366 c283W
15. Dr. Cable

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what steps he has taken to widen the take-up of private insurance for insurable diseases, including foot and mouth. [155692]

Ms Quin

At the outset of last year's outbreak of classical swine fever, we established a joint Government/industry working party to consider what measures the livestock industry could take to protect itself in future against the commercial consequences of animal disease outbreaks. The working party is looking at the existing and potential role of animal disease insurance.