No debate on Krebs report

13 March 1998

No debate on Krebs report

LEADER of the House of Commons, Ann Taylor, has told MPs there is no prospect of a parliamentary debate on the implications of the Krebs report on bovine TB.

Labour MP David Drew (Stroud) requested the debate adding: “There is a growing awareness that some of the reports recommendations may not be practicable, and an examination of this growing problem — which is probably second only to BSE — is long overdue.”

But Mrs Taylor insisted that the Krebs committee had recommended a “package of measures which, taken together, provide a coherent basis for moving forward”. She said government had consulted on the report to find the best way of implementing the measures.

  • For this and other stories, see Farmers Weekly, 13 March-19 March, 1998

  • Click here to subscribe to Farmers Weekly

  • See more