HC Deb 18 March 1997 vol 292 c564W
Mrs. Helen Jackson

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will list, in date order, the consultation papers and research reports which he has commissioned, since 20 March 1996, on the options for, and public health and environmental implications of, the disposal of cattle slaughtered as a result of BSE-related programmes; and if he will set out the bodies producing each document. [20827]

Mrs. Browning

As on other issues in relation to spongiform encephalopathies, the Government look to their independent Spongiform Encephaphalopathy Advisory Committee. A special sub-group was set up to look at a range of environmental issues which met on 6 May 1996. The report of that group to the main committee was discussed at the committee meeting on 29 May 1996 and resulted in a public document which was issued by the Department on 7 June 1996. A copy is in the Library of the House.

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