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Fur Farming

Volume 403: debated on Monday 14 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to her answer of 1 April 2003, Official Report, column 644W, on fur farming, whether the compensation scheme for fur farmers is in conformity with the Human Rights Act 1998. [108035]

On Thursday 13 March 2003 the High Court gave judgment quashing the Fur Farming (Compensation Scheme) (England) Order 2002. The Government's view is that the compensation scheme conforms with Human Rights legislation. An application has been made to appeal.