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EDM (Early Day Motion) 784: tabled on 12 February 1998

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 11 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House deplores the arrogant and dismissive attitude of the Right Honourable Member for Copeland who failed to attend the debate on the Beef Bones Regulations on 10 February, choosing instead to spend time in the Members' Smoking Room; believes that this is symptomatic of the contempt which this Government has shown for both consumers, who are so outraged by this illiberal interference in their freedom to choose what to eat, and for beef farmers, about whose plight he has seemed unconcerned; and calls on the government to reconsider this ridiculous ban.