§ Dr. David Clark
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food why he refused to designate the area of Cumbria immediately adjacent to the Solway Firth from Maryport eastwards as a restricted area for sheep movement on 20 June 1986.
§ Mr. Donald Thompson
The determination of the boundaries of the restricted area was based on all information available at the time. This included sheep, milk and crop monitoring results and an extensive deposition survey carried out by the Institute of Terrestrial Ecology.