HC Deb 06 July 1983 vol 45 cc126-8W
Mr. Mason

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many sites are still subject to a notifiable disease order due to whirling disease; what is their specific location in each region of the country; and when he expects to announce total elimination of the disease.

Mr. MacGregor

Details of the 54 sites still subject to infected area orders in respect of whirling disease are as follows. I cannot speculate on when the disease might be eliminated.


Buckinghamshire Latimer Park Trout Farm, Latimer, Chesham

Cornwall Ventontrissick Trout Farm, St. Allen, near Truro

Cumbria Lakeland River Fisheries, Patton Mill, Patton, Kendal Southwaite Mill Fish Farm, "Kelgarth", Eamont Bridge, near Penrith

Derbyshire The Trent Trout Farm, Mercaston, near Brailsford

Devon Hollies Trout Farm, Sheldon, near Honiton Madford Trout Farm, Madford, Hemyock, Cullompton Mill Leat Trout Farm, The Mills, Ermington, near Ivybridge

Dorset Avington Trout Hatchery, Winterbourne Houghton, near Blandford

Co. Durham Lartington Fish Farm, Lartington Water Treatment Works, Lartington, near Barnard Castle

Gloucestershire Alderley Trout Farm, Broadbridge Cottage, Wooton under Edge Ampney Trout Farm, Ampney Crucis, Cirencester

Hampshire Avington Trout Fisheries, Avington, near Winchester Clouds Hill Trout Farm, Lynchmere, near Liphook Hammer Trout Hatchery, Hammer Court, Hewshott Lane, Bramshott, near Liphook Test Valley Trout (Itchin Abbas) Ltd., Itchin Abbas, near Winchester

Hertfordshire Burford Trout Farm, Burford Ray Lodge, Bedford Road, Hitchin Westmill Trout Farm, The Mill, Westmill, near Ware

Humberside Copperhall Fish Farm, Skerne, near Driffield Wansford Trout Farm, Snakeholm Lock, Wansford, near Driffield Wansford Trout Farm, Whinhill Lock, Wansford, near Driffield

Lancashire Dunsop Trout Farm Ltd., Dunsop Bridge, near Clitheroe

Leicestershire Barnhills Trout Farm. Thornton, near Leicester

Lincolnshire Horncastle Trout Farm, Ranby Bridge, near Glouceby Horncastle Trout Farm, Thimbleby Mill, Horncastle Legbourne Mill Trout Farm, Legbourne, Louth Watermill Trout Farm, Cawthorpe Springs, Louth Watermill Trout Farm, Raithby, Louth Watermill Trout Farm, Westgate Mill, Louth Withern Mill Trout Farms, Church Lane, Withern, Alford

Manchester (Greater) Pennine Trout Fisheries, Calderbroolk Lakes, Calderbrook Road, Littleborough

Nottinghamshire Hoveringham Gravel Pit, Newark

Shropshire Tern Fishery, Broomhall Grange, Market Drayton

Staffordshire Swarbourne Fisheries, Sudbury, Yoxall, near Burton-on-Trent

Surrey Frog Island Trout Farm, Abinger Hammer, Dorking

Warwickshire Draycote Water and Draycote Water Fish Farm, Kites Hardwick, Rugby

Wiltshire Riverside Trout Farm, Bowerchalke, near Salisbury Trafalgar Fisheries, Longford Estate, Downton, Salisbury

Yorkshire (North) Beck House Farm, Acklam, Malton Kilnsey Trout Farm, Kilnsey, Skipton Moorland Trout Farm, Harome Site, Pickering Moorland Trout Farm, Kirkbymoorside Site, Pickering Moorland Trout Farm, Pickering Site, Pickering Swinton Trout Farm and Leighton Reservoir, both situated on Swinton Estate, Swinton, Marham, Ripon Yorkshire Fish Farm, Low Park Farm, Kirkbymoorside, Pickering

Yorkshire (South) Ladybower Reservoir, Bamford, Sheffield Salmo (Fish Farmers) Ltd., Walden Stubbs, Doncaster


Dumfries and Galloway Ae Valley Fishery, Solway and Yarrow Fisheries Ltd., Ae Park Gate, near Dumfries

Perthshire Dalhounzie, Crawfords Fish Farm, Comrie Kindrochet Trout Farm, Comrie


Clwyd Cambrian Fisheries, Afon Wer, Mold

Gwent Crucorney Trout Farm, Llanvihargel, Abergavenny

Powys Nettesheim Fish Farm, Lake Mochdre, Newtown South Wales Fishery, Michaelchurch-on-Arrow

Mr. Mason

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many sites affected by whirling disease have been cleared and reinfected since the initial outbreak; and what are their locations in each region.

Mr. MacGregor

There has been a recurrence of whirling disease on one site where movement restrictions had been placed as a result of the disease and subsequently lifted following clearance and disinfection. This was at the Ampney trout farm, Ampney Crucis, near Cirencester, Gloucestershire.

Mr. Mason

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will give an estimate of the total financial loss to those fish farmers whose farms have been infected by whirling disease, giving estimates for the cost of slaughter of the fish, disinfection of the farms and restocking.

Mr. MacGregor

To prepare such estimates would require detailed information from the fish farmers concerned, which we have not sought.

Mr. Mason

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he has any proposals in mind to compensate those fish farmers who have suffered financial losses due to whirling disease; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. MacGregor

I have no such proposals.