Foot and Mouth Disease: Claims Settlements

House of Lords written question – answered on 12th February 2004.

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Photo of Baroness Byford Baroness Byford Conservative

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many claims by farmers relating to the foot and mouth outbreak are due to be taken to court.

Photo of Lord Whitty Lord Whitty Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Food, Farming and Sustainable Energy)

Proceedings have been issued in five cases relating to claims by farmers against Defra arising from the outbreaks of foot and mouth disease in 2001. Trial dates have been scheduled in four of these cases.

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