Second Consultation on Proposals for Revised Compensation Arrangements for Bovine TB and Brucellosis
This consultation closed on 2 December 2011
The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) conducted a further public consultation from 5 October 2011 to 2 December 2011 on revised proposals for the introduction of changes to compensation arrangements for cattle slaughtered for bovine tuberculosis (TB) and brucellosis.
The Department, after reviewing the responses to its earlier consultation exercise on TB and brucellosis compensation arrangements - and having received advice from the ARD Committee - is proposing that animals will continue to be valued on an individual basis and that a cap on compensation be applied. We also propose to reduce compensation for brucellosis in-contact animals to a rate of 75%; that is to the same level we already apply in relation to brucellosis reactors.
The consultation documentation outlines a number of ways in which a cap on compensation could be applied.
Copies of the consultation documents (Second Consultation Paper, Second Partial Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) and Equality Screening Document),as well as a summary of the responses received, are available by visiting the appropriate links below.
You may also request a hard copy of these documents:
By writing to:
TB/Brucellosis Second Compensation Consultation
TB/Brucellosis Policy Branch
Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
Room 650, Dundonald House
Upper Newtownards Road
BELFAST BT4 3SB
By e-mailing: TBBR.Policybranch@dardni.gov.uk
By faxing: (028) 9052 4305
Alternative formats of the documents are available on request.