25 June 1997
Beef ban likely to be lifted piecemeal, says Cunningham

Jack Cunningham, agriculture minister, said the European ban of British beef could still be in force in a years time. He told BBC TVs On the Record he did not know when the ban might be lifted but it was likely to be done piecemeal.

He said the possibility of maternal transmission of BSE had put in jeopardy his attempts to get European clearance to export animals younger than 10 months.