HL Deb 09 April 2001 vol 624 cc140-1WA
The Duke of Montrose

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Why auctioneers and valuers employed under the foot and mouth eradication scheme are not instructed to use the same basis of "replacement value" as was used under the selective cull scheme for the eradication of BSE. [HL1348]

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

The Animal Health Act 1981 states that when slaughter of animals is carried out for foot and mouth disease control purposes full market value, and not replacement value, shall be paid as compensation.

Under the BSE selective cull, 90 per cent of replacement value was paid only for female cattle, with compensation at full market value for males.