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Gareth Thomas: End use of animal fat in new £5 notes

Gareth Thomas

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Labour MP Gareth Thomas has urged the Bank of England to ensure that any currency notes issued in future will not contain animal fat, following the controversy around the new £5 note. In a letter to the Bank of England governor Mark Carney, the MP for Harrow West said many people were disappointed by the news that the notes contain tallow, a product which is derived from animal fat. He wrote: “As you may be aware, many Hindus, Jains, Sikhs are vegetarian or vegan and avoid purchasing household products such as soaps or candles that contain animal products. “There are…

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