HL Deb 02 May 2001 vol 625 cc89-90WA
The Earl of Caithness

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What support they will give to farmers to help them to claim compensation from the French Government, should the court action over the ban on beef exports succeed. [HL1880]

Baroness Hayman

Should producers make a claim against the French Government for compensation over its continuing ban on the import of UK beef, the UK Government would give support in terms of information and advice. The Government do not finance the costs of such cases.