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Orders of the Day — BSE Crisis

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:23 pm on 17th February 1997.

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Photo of Mr Nirj Deva Mr Nirj Deva , Brentford and Isleworth 6:23 pm, 17th February 1997

Is my right hon. Friend aware that, when I looked into this matter some months ago, I discovered that the beef ban that the EC has enforced on our exports is based on an assumption that, having gone to a third country, such as Sri Lanka or South Africa, the beef would be re-exported back to EU countries? I find that inconceivable.