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Richard Lacey on Currie resignation

Title
Richard Lacey on Currie resignation
Genre
Interview
TX Date
17 Dec 1988
Year of production
1988
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Duration
00:02:47
Description
Interview with Dr Richard Lacey, Leeds University, following the resignation of junior health minister Edwina Currie over her remarks about salmonella-infected eggs. He claims that the outbreak of salmonella in eggs is on a scale far greater than imagined, and he regrets her decision to resign because, although though he thinks she has been tactless in the past, he says she is honest and truthful. Female reporter not identified.
Contributors
Richard Lacey
Keywords
Government; Agriculture; Farming; Conservative Party; Safety; Food; Ministers; Resignation (political); Eggs; Edwina Currie; Salmonella; Poultry farming; Poultry industry

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