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Part of Opposition Day – in the House of Commons at 5:29 pm on 25th June 1996.

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Photo of Mr Patrick Nicholls Mr Patrick Nicholls , Teignbridge 5:29 pm, 25th June 1996

Before my hon. Friend leaves this part of his speech, will he say something about the estimates of the increased number of animals that will have to be culled as a result of the Florence agreement? He will recall that the hon. Member for North Cornwall (Mr Tyler) quoted highly selectively from a letter from the NFU, which referred to a scheme that could embrace up to 150,000 cattle. If he could give some estimate of the extra numbers that might be involved, that would go a long way towards reassuring people about the general validity of the agreement that has been reached.