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PANORAMA AND LABOUR CONNECTIONS WITH PLURENDEN FARM

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1015: tabled on 18 June 1996

Tabled in the 1995-96 session.

This motion has been signed by 21 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

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Motion text

That this House notes the failure of the BBC Television Panorama programme of Monday 17th June to draw a curious connection to the attention of their viewers; namely, that in an attempt to portray incompetence by the Conservative government, they focused on a farm near Ashford, Kent, alleging at the least irresponsible management leading to the spread of BSE, and hinting at a possible connection with three CJD cases in East Kent; and notes that they displayed the proprietors of the farm to be R. Sternberg of Plurenden Farm, but significantly failed to mention that this referred to the late Rudy Sternberg, a personal friend of the late Harold Wilson, who was created a Life Peer by the then Labour Prime Minister in the style and title of Baron Plurenden, ostensibly for services to British agriculture.

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