§ Mr. Ron Davies
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many farms in England have been affected by the restrictions on sale or movement of livestock due to excessive radiation levels since the nuclear plant explosion at Chernobyl.
§ Mr. Donald Thompson
1,670 holdings in England were affected when restrictions were first introduced on 20 June 1986. Currently 150 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.