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Sunday, 29 October, 2000, 11:26 GMT
BSE report blames government ministers

Following the publication of the official inquiry into BSE in Britain, here is a selection of the best of BBC News Online's audio and video coverage of the story.


The report

News conference by the head of the BSE inquiry, Lord Phillips:



Government response

UK Agriculture minister, Nick Brown, statement in the House of Commons:



"There was a culture of secrecy"

Former UK Ministry of Agriculture civil servant Ian McGill:



"The public was misled"

BSE research scientist Stephen Dealler:



"There was a general disposition in Whitehall not to have an inquiry."

Former Agriculture Secretary Dr Jack Cunningham:



"The risk of contaminated beef getting into the food chain is very small."

The acting chairman of the CJD advisory committee Professor Peter Smith:


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25 Oct 00 | Scotland
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