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Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy

Volume 172: debated on Thursday 17 May 1990

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To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (1) whether he will now carry out random tests for bovine spongiform encephalopathy on slaughtered cattle heads; and if he will make a statement;(2) whether he will now stop feeding pigs and other animals cattle offal to prevent the spread of bovine spongiform encephalopathy; and if he will make a statement;(3) whether he will now impose a statutory ban on the use of sheep and cattle offal in pet food; and if he will make a statement.

I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. Member for Caerphilly (Mr. Davies) on 16 May.