13 June 2001
Trading officers call for virus inquiry

By FWi staff

TRADING standards officers have demanded a public inquiry into the catastrophic effects of the foot-and-mouth epidemic, reports The Daily Telegraph.

The Trading Standards Institute criticised thoughtless policies rushed through by ministers.

It also called for 10m emergency funding to meet extra costs imposed on local authority trading standards departments implementing emergency measures.

Four new outbreaks of foot-and-mouth were reported on Tuesday (12 June) taking the UK total to 1736.

Cases were reported at Penrith in Cumbria, Clitheroe in Lancashire, Northallerton in North Yorkshire and Tiverton in Devon.

  • The Daily Telegraph, 13 June 2001, page 10

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