Former MP, Witney
It is reasonable that the House should debate BSE yet again, but it is wholly ludicrous that it should do so in the terms suggested by the Opposition and exemplified by the hon. Member for Warrington, North (Mr. Hoyle). In the past few days, I have read many unrecognisable things about my right hon. and learned Friend the Minister. I have worked closely with him for a good many years, at the...
No, I had better make my speech. Those Ministers are asked whether it is safe and are told that people do not want any of their glib, shilly-shallying, politicians' answers. People ask, "Can my children eat the stuff or not?" The Minister turns to his scientists and is told: We are not in a position to confirm whether a causal link between BSE and human disease exists. I am quoting the...
If I may, I will continue, as I know that many hon. Members wish to speak. In the case of BSE, since last March, there have been at least two new developments in the scientific sphere, both of which have been mentioned in this debate. First, there was new thinking on the—perhaps 10 per cent.—possibility of maternal transmission. That development is important, but, as my right...
Former MP for Witney
Entered the House of Commons on 28 February 1974 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 8 April 1997 — General election
Also represented Oxon Mid
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