§ Sir Adam Butler
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many (a) individual sheep and (b) flocks have had to be destroyed in Great Britain as a result of the Chernobyl fallout.
§ Mr. Jopling
No flocks have had to be destroyed. To date, 726 individual sheep have been slaughtered in England for sampling purposes. The position in Wales and Scotland is a matter for my right hon. Friends the Secretaries of State for Wales and Scotland respectively.