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Lamb: Compensation For Loss Of Sales

Volume 479: debated on Monday 21 July 1986

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of Alderley asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether they will pay compensation to those farmers who have suffered financial loss due to radiation affecting the sale of their lambs.

The Government has announced that it would, if it proved necessary, be prepared to discuss cases of compensation for severe loss to specific farmers. We have had discussions with the farmers' unions, which have made known their view on possible areas in which compensation might be needed. However, the conclusion of these discussions was that it is as yet too early to assess the need for specific compensation. We are, of course, continuing to stay in close contact with representatives of the farmers' unions and a statement will be made as soon as possible.