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Contamination of Beef Products

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:04 pm on 14th February 2013.

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Photo of Kevin Brennan Kevin Brennan Shadow Minister (Education) 12:04 pm, 14th February 2013

The hon. Lady will know from the front of The Times today and from her own Select Committee that the former Agriculture Minister, Sir James Paice, spoke to her Committee last summer and warned that unlawful meat would be imported from Europe as manufacturers sought cheap sources to make up for banned British supplies. She said the FSA was flatfooted. Does she think the Government should have been more ready for that possibility, given that one of their former Ministers had warned of that very thing in front of her Committee last summer?