§ Mr. Roger Williams
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will reconsider the payment of slaughter premium on adult bovines slaughtered on farm through the Livestock Welfare Disposal Scheme during the foot and mouth outbreak because the farming businesses were subject to Form D movement restrictions. 
§ Mr. Bradshaw
[holding answer 8 December 2003]No. In deciding to make ex gratia payments equivalent to the Slaughter Premium entitlement, plus interest, on all adult cattle killed in abattoirs under the Livestock530W Welfare (Disposal) Scheme we have taken account of the eligibility conditions applicable to the payment of Slaughter Premium.