HC Deb 22 December 1997 vol 303 c529W
Mr. Jack

To ask the Secretary of State for Health at what time and on what date the Chief Medical Officer advised the Minister of Agriculture about his opinion on the latest SEAC finding. [20781]

Ms Jowell

The Chief Medical Officer has consistently taken the view that any tissues which have been shown to transmit bovine spongiform encephalopathy should be kept out of the human food chain. He confirmed these views in respect of dorsal root ganglia directly the Spongiform Encephalopathy Advisory Committee advice was received on the morning of 3 December 1997.