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Orders of the Day — BSE Crisis

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:44 pm on 17th February 1997.

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Photo of David Heathcoat-Amory David Heathcoat-Amory , Wells 6:44 pm, 17th February 1997

I do not accept that point. This Government have ensured that British beef is among the safest in Europe. I am complaining about a European system that not only prevents us from selling beef to other member states—although I do not accept or approve of that position, I can at least understand it—but uses the apparatus of the Union to impose an unjustified worldwide ban in defiance of the scientific evidence.