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Orders of the Day — BSE Crisis

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:18 pm on 17th February 1997.

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Photo of Mr James Spicer Mr James Spicer , West Dorset 5:18 pm, 17th February 1997

Was there not a leak on the morning to which my right hon. Friend has referred, which the hon. Member for Peckham (Ms Harman) was going to exploit? If a statement had not been made on that day, the hon. Lady was prepared to table a private notice question and expose the whole matter. To call for an alternative approach is ridiculous.