§ Mr. Ron Davies
asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many farms in Wales have been affected by restrictions on the sale or movement of livestock due to excessive levels of radiation since the nuclear plant explosion at Chernobyl.
§ Mr. Peter Walker
Around 5,100 holdings in north Wales were affected when restrictions were first introduced on 20 June 1986. Currently some 416 of these holdings are still subject to restrictions. Schemes to permit the movement and marketing of sheep from restricted holdings were introduced in August 1986 and are continuing.