§ 26. Mr. Eric Clarke
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food by what date he expects bovine spongiform encephalopathy to be eradicated from cattle.
§ Mr. Soames
I am confident that the measures taken by the Government should be sufficient to bring about the disappearance of BSE. There are already encouraging signs to support this view, but it is impossible to predict how long this process will take.