HL Deb 24 February 1999 vol 597 cc123-4WA
Lord Monkswell

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they expect the BSE Inquiry to be completed by 30 June. [HL1136]

Lord Donoughue

The Committee of Inquiry has indicated that it needs an extension of time beyond 30 June 1999 in order to enable it to complete its work. Discussions are under way on the additional period that will be required to allow the Inquiry to do this. A further announcement will be made as soon as possible.