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Criminals ‘must be prosecuted over meat fraud’, Ilkley MP tells Commons
9:46am Friday 22nd February 2013 in News
Those responsible for the adulteration of beef products with horse meat must be put before the courts, Keighley and Ilkley Conservative MP Kris Hopkins told the House of Commons.
Speaking in response to an urgent question on the continuing horse meat scandal, Mr Hopkins said: “People across West Yorkshire will be outraged that horse meat has entered the food chain labelled as beef.”
He asked Food Minister David Heath: “Can you reassure consumers that individuals carrying out this criminal activity will be prosecuted?”
Mr Heath said that ministers were unable to offer assurances on what the police and other investigating authorities would do but added: “It is certainly my wish that wherever there is evidence of criminal activity, that it will be prosecuted, that the evidence will be put before the courts and that those involved will face the full force of the law.”