§ The Earl of Caithness
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What provision there is for an owner of a sheep or goat slaughtered under Regulation 81 or 82 of the TSE (England) Regulations 2002 (S.I. 2002/843) to object to the Secretary of State's decision as to its value. [HL4418]
§ Lord Whitty
For reported cases of scrapie where laboratory examination is unable to confirm the disease, owners may be eligible for compensation over and above the basic rate of BO for positive cases, but not exceeding £400. This is exactly the same as in previous regulations. Owners are entitled to an additional payment if there is satisfactory evidence of the animal's value when alive, such as an insurance certificate, a letter from a recognised valuer or a bill of sale. Compensation is therefore calculated on the basis of documentary evidence provided by the owner.