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Explanatory Memorandum to Fur Farming (Prohibition) (Northern Ireland) Order 2002

Article 7:  Compensation for existing businesses

This article enables the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development by order to make a scheme for paying compensation to persons who incur income losses as a result of discontinuing fur farming businesses. Since there are not thought to be any existing fur farming businesses this provision is not likely to be invoked but is nevertheless included as a precaution and in order to satisfy human rights issues.

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