HC Deb 17 March 1931 vol 249 cc1831-2

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he proposes to take any action along the lines recommended in the Interim Report of the Furunculosis Committee, with a view, firstly, to prohibiting the importation from abroad of all live fish of the family salmonidae and, secondly, to forbidding the release of fish or fry from an infected source unless they can be proved to be free from the disease; and, if so, what action he intends to take?

The SECRETARY of STATE for SCOTLAND (Mr. William Adamson)

In consultation with other Departments concerned I am considering whether a Bill should be introduced to give effect to the recommendations to which the hon. Member refers, but I cannot hold out much prospect of early legislation.


Has the right hon. Gentleman considered giving the various district fishery boards power, where advisable, to prohibit the release of fish from infected sources?


We are going into the question very closely with the Departments concerned.

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