Lib-Dem leader speaks on beef

9 February 2001

Lib-Dem leader speaks on beef

LIBERAL Democrat leader Charles Kennedy has called on the government to take urgent action to prevent sub-standard beef from entering Britain.

Mr Kennedy told the NFU meeting that German beef containing banned material clearly breached BSE rules.

It is particularly galling that our farmers, who are adhering to the highest standards in the world, are seeing this beef coming into this country, he said.

"This is a clear breach of BSE regulations – it is totally unacceptable."

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