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Orders of the Day — BSE Crisis

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:42 pm on 17th February 1997.

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Photo of Hon. Douglas Hurd Hon. Douglas Hurd , Witney 4:42 pm, 17th February 1997

I think that, over quite a number of years in the House, I have been generous in giving way—[Interruption.] I feel that, in the twilight of my political life, I might be allowed to make a short speech, which I am concluding, in my own way. The hon. Member for Huddersfield (Mr. Sheerman) is using the oldest trick in the game, to try to spoil the final seconds of a speech.