HC Deb 23 November 1966 vol 736 cc317-8W
141. Mr. Goodhew

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food why, when the accounts of the council for the county borough of Middlesbrough in respect of their civic restaurants have shown

Mr. Hoy

In the Cumberland and Lancashire River Authority areas, where disease has recently broken out, the River Authorities have been authorised under the Diseases of Fish Act to remove all dead or dying fish from rivers in their areas by all suitable methods and to destroy them. Movement of live fish and fish eggs out of the areas is prohibited except under my right hon. Friend's authority. Both River Authorities are using or proposing to use barriers in rivers to catch diseased fish and prevent them from reaching the spawning grounds. The Ministry will give advice on the question of prophylactic treatment of healthy fish as soon as it is in a position to do so.