Copy of letter from Classlaw to DEFRA re fmd outbreak October, 2000

The Minister
Department for Environment
Food and Rural Affairs Nobel House
London
SW1P 3JR

Dear Sirs,

FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE

We act, as you know, on behalf of the United Kingdom Rural Business Campaign, a group of businesses nationwide which seek compensation arising out of the governments handling of the foot and mouth disease (FMD) outbreak said to have first been identified in February 2001.

We have carried out extensive investigations into the causes and incidence of the outbreak of FMD and have consulted various witnesses in this regard, including numerous medical and microbiolgical experts, both locally and internationally.

We advise you that on Sunday we obtained a statement from a witness, Mr XXX, a farmer of YYY, ZZZ, AAA who states that:-