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Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy

Volume 175: debated on Wednesday 4 July 1990

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To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, pursuant to his answer of 14 June, Official Report, column 332, if he will state in detail what measures he has introduced to record cattle breeding records.

I have today placed in the Library of the House a copy of the consultation document which details the proposed measures.

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he has made an assessment of the implications of the discontinuation of the use of chemical solvents by the meat rendering industry for the spread of BSE and if he will make a statement.

As assessment is being made of the changes in rendering practices in the 1970s and early 1980s to determine what part this might have played in the emergence of BSE.