HC Deb 26 July 1983 vol 46 c400W
Mr. Mason

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food why whirling disease in trout is the only intensive livestock rearing operation that does not receive compensation, in view of the fact that it necessitates a slaughter and disinfect operation.

Mr. MacGregor

I refer the right hon. Member to my answer to him of 20 July—[Vol. 46, c. 136] It is not necessary in all cases for fish to be slaughtered and the site to be disinfected either to remove the risk of infection or for controls on movements of live fish, eggs of fish or foodstuff for fish to be lifted.

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