HC Deb 21 December 1989 vol 164 c454W
Mr. Allen

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the latest position on the combating of willow watermark disease.

Mr. Maclean

I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to him on 15 November 1989 at column336.

There has been a significant and welcome reduction in the incidence of the disease, largely as a result of control measures carried out under the Watermark Disease (Local Authorities) Order 1986 and its predecessors.