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MPs back horse industry

PUBLISHED: 09:06 10 June 2006 | UPDATED: 10:59 22 October 2010

Two Norfolk MPs, Christopher Fraser and Norman Lamb are backing a campaign to change a law causing soaring insurance costs for businesses in the equine sector.

Two Norfolk MPs, Christopher Fraser and Norman Lamb are backing a campaign to change a law causing soaring insurance costs for businesses in the equine sector.

A total of 107 MPs have signed an Early Day Motion supporting the Country Land and Business Association's amendment. This would not make keepers of animals including horses and cows liable for accidents involving their animals when they have taken all reasonable steps to prevent the accident.

This is because of the interpretation of the Animals Act 1971 when a recent ruling by the House of Lords means that there is liability without fault.

South-west Norfolk MP Mr Fraser and North Norfolk MP Mr Lamb have signed an early day motion supporting an amendment to the Act.


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