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WHAT HAPPENED ON 26th February 2001?

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25th February 2001


Labour MPs cheered as the Government announced 29 new hospitals costing #3.1bn & creating 3 000 new beds. But Shadow health secretary Dr Liam Fox said it was a "sham announcement". Agriculture minister Nick Brown said ministers would do all they could to stop a repeat of the BSE scandal which has already killed 86 people. He said Lord Phillips' report revealed "serious shortcomings" in the(previous Tory government's handling of BSE.

26th February 2001


A twelfth case of foot-and mouth disease has been found Agriculture Minister Nick Brown confirmed. He told MPs it had been discovered at a farm in Okehampton Devon. It has also been found at an abattoir in Bromham Wilts at a farm in Hatherleigh Devon and other farms in Herefordshire & Northumberland. Vets have reported another suspected case at the Aytach Abattoir at Hartshorne in southern Derbyshire.

26th February 2001


The Queen has formally opened a new #235m office block for MPs ` praising it despite its troubled history. Portcullis House opposite Big Ben at Westminster has been hit by delays difficulties and a legal dispute. The Queen said: "The impressive new building both complements & contrasts with the Palace of Westminster." The building which houses 210 MPs was commissioned in 1992 for £165m but a series of delays saw the price rocket.


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