FUR FARMING (PROHIBITION) BILL
Letter from the Ministry of Agriculture,
Fisheries and Food
I refer to the 26th Report of the Select Committee.
MAFF Ministers have given careful consideration to the recommendation
in the Report that clause 5 of the Bill be amended to specify
whether compensation should include loss of "income".
They have decided that an amendment should be put forward at Lords'
Committee stage to commit the Ministry to include loss of "income"
in the compensation scheme.
We are currently discussing the wording of the amendment
with Parliamentary Counsel and seeking policy clearance to table
Please do not hesitate to contact me should you require
5 October 2000