Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy


Programme Catalogue - Details: Sound Archive19900520

BBC Programme Number: 20SX2422

Notes: CAIRS 202422


SBH:Bovine spongiform encephalopathy: Act. David Clark in House of Commons claiming that scientists are being censored. John Gummer comments (rather ambiguously) on the safety of beef. Introduced by Huw Edwards. From R4 1800 Hrs. News. (PARLIAMENTARY RESTRICTIONS APPLY). PARLIAMENT

PRE:Clark: regrettable that government is silencing its own employees. BSE is biggest threat to agriculture this century. Gummer: scientists say beef is safe. (He makes this statement sound ambiguous by also saying no scientist would guarantee that an earthquake couldn't happen). TXN/TDT:R4 20-May-1990 CON:GUMMER John Selwyn (spkr) CLARK David; Politician (spkr)

Broadcast history

20 May 1990 00:00-00:00 (RADIO 4)


John Gummer (Speaker)

David Clark (Speaker)

Programme Catalogue - Station

Radio 4