HC Deb 03 November 1966 vol 735 c165W
Mr. Monro

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what urgent steps he is taking to deal with the spread of columnaris disease, which is now affecting salmon in the Solway rivers.

Mr. Hoy

On 27th October, the Cumberland River Authority area was designated as an infected area under the Diseases of Fish Act, 1937. Under the Order, movement of live fish and eggs out of the area is prohibited. My right hon. Friend at the same time authorised the River Authority to use the comprehensive powers provided by the Act to remove infected fish from rivers.