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Clause 4 - Slaughter of vaccinated animals

Part of Animal Health Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 11:00 am on 4th December 2001.

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Photo of Ann Winterton Ann Winterton Conservative, Congleton 11:00 am, 4th December 2001

Although the Minister is making a sound point from his point of view, his comments will provide no reassurance to the farming community because it knows that at the end of the day the Ministry has the upper hand. Does he not believe that reassurance on compensation should be provided in the Bill? That has been done elsewhere in connection with compulsory purchase and this is not a dissimilar situation.