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Orders of the Day — BSE Crisis

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:34 pm on 17th February 1997.

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Photo of Mr Michael Jopling Mr Michael Jopling , Westmorland and Lonsdale 5:34 pm, 17th February 1997

I have read a parliamentary answer which stated that Ministers were first told about the BSE situation in June 1987. That was a week or two after I left the Ministry, which was fortuitous timing from my point of view.