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Foot and Mouth

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 1 May 2008

11. To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if the Government will provide compensation to swill-feeders in connection with foot and mouth disease. (202798)

No. The Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration reported on this issue in December 2007. She concluded that, as the Government have revisited the original decision not to pay compensation many times since 2001, there is no un-remedied injustice which requires reconsideration of the question.