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20 DAY RULE AND COMPENSATION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1789: tabled on 22 October 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 18 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes that the average British family pays ú10 every week to subsidise farmers plus an additional ú150 in 2001 for compensation for the foot and mouth epidemic; regrets the reported breaches of the 20 day rule on animal movements; and believes that it would be unreasonable to expect the taxpayers and the tourism industry to pay the bill for future epidemics, the costs of which would be greatly exacerbated by the refusal of farmers to observe the 20 day rule or to insure their animals.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.