The Rt. Hon. Sir John Major KG CH

Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 1990-1997

1996Prime Minister (1990-1997)

Mr Major’s Comments on the British Beef Ban – 15 May 1996

Below are extracts of Mr Major’s comments on the British beef ban, made outside 10, Downing Street on 15th May 1996.


I think it’s extremely important that we get the gelatine, tallow and semen ban lifted, I hope that will happen today.


The commission have now decided to propose that the ban is lifted, so on that basis, I see no proper justification for our colleagues in Europe not agreeing with that.