§ Mr. Home Robertson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to his reply to the hon. Member for Dumfries on Tuesday 7 July, if he will list the areas and farms where his Department has identified elevated readings of radiation among lambs; and how many lambs are in the affected areas.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
The order was made on 7 July designated three areas in Dumfries and Galloway region. These areas comprise seven farms in the parishes of Ruthwell, Kirkgunzeon and New Abbey. In all, about 6,000 sheep are affected. Testing continues in a few other hill areas to determine whether restrictions need to be introduced. Action will be taken as necessary to protect the consumer and the monitoring results will be published in full.