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Orders of the Day — BSE Crisis

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:54 pm on 17th February 1997.

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Photo of Mr Paul Tyler Mr Paul Tyler , North Cornwall 4:54 pm, 17th February 1997

I am grateful to my right hon. Friend. I wish to emphasise—I am sure that he agrees—that those figures are not dragged out of the air. They are based on the advice and experience of the Minister's own vets. It is no good the Minister going on the "Today" programme and denying their relevance. Those are the practical figures being given to hon. Members' farmers throughout the country by the Minister's vets.