Select Committee on Delegated Powers and Deregulation Thirtieth Report



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 the amendment.

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you require anything further.

Christine Dix
Parliamentary Clerk
5 October 2000

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