HC Deb 09 April 2001 vol 366 c392W
Mr. Livsey

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to the French Government on the non-payment by French companies and individuals for lambs exported via Farmers Ferry to France in January and early February. [155942]

Ms Quin

I have been asked to reply.

Under the French legislation, published on 9 March, compensation will be paid to the exporter where sheep slaughtered by French authorities were still their property. The British Embassy in Paris has been actively pursuing the question of compensation, on behalf of some British sheep exporters, for sheep slaughtered in France. This has included passing documentary evidence of ownership of sheep to the French authorities. The British Embassy would be happy similarly to help other exporters.