Food Standards Bill

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 23rd March 1999.

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Photo of Mr David Stewart Mr David Stewart Labour, Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber 12:00 am, 23rd March 1999

My hon. Friend will be aware that we inherited a crisis of confidence in food, following the E. coli outbreak in central Scotland in 1996 and 1997, when 21 people tragically died. What reassurance can my hon. Friend give the Scottish people that such tragedies will not occur in future?