(37)  A bone to pick with the Government: having your beef and eating it(2)

The Crown appeal in the beef-in-the-bone case (see No 33, below) was upheld on 26 June 1998. The Court of Criminal Appeal decided that Sheriff Paterson’s ruling that the Beef Bone Regulations 1997 were absurd or uncertain was ill-founded in law. The court also held that the sheriff had failed to rule on three other points made by the defenders and remitted the case back for him to make these rulings. It now appears likely that the case will continue for a considerable period of time.