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Part of Opposition Day – in the House of Commons at 4:55 pm on 25th June 1996.

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Photo of Mr Tony Marlow Mr Tony Marlow , Northampton North 4:55 pm, 25th June 1996

It is clear that the matter is to be considered on the basis of scientific evidence. If the Standing Veterinary Committee takes its orders from Chancellor Kohl and, against the veterinary evidence, decides to continues to ban the export of prime British beef, we shall be back where we were before. Is that what the Europeans, Chancellor Kohl and the hon. Gentleman's friends on other side of the channel want? Do they want to go back to war against Britain? No, they do not; they want to get rid of the beef ban, because it is hurting them more than it is hurting us.