My Lords, I am relieved to say that, fortunately, I was nowhere near the BSE issues. So I am afraid that I do not know the answer to that question.
Referring to this clause in Committee--which was then Clause 33--the noble Lord, Lord Goodhart, said:
"Clause 33 as it now stands is one of the most objectionable provisions left in the Bill".
I think that the noble Lord recognises his words.
"It plainly requires a harm test to make it acceptable, as well as other changes that we shall be considering shortly. It seems to me that this represents a step backwards, both from the code and from the White Paper. Therefore, I very much hope that the Government will see their way to changing their view on the subject of these amendments".--[Official Report, 24/10/00; col. 278.]
I very much hope so too. I beg to move.