HC Deb 06 April 1998 vol 310 c107W
Dr. Gibson

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what evaluation he has made of the effects of ivermectin on salmon fish farming. [37586]

Mr. Macdonald

Ivermectin has been prescribed as a treatment for sea lice infestation of farmed salmon and a number of consents for its use have been granted by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency under control of pollution legislation. In addition, a number of other applications have been referred to my right hon. Friend for possible call-in and these are under consideration. It would be inappropriate for me to comment further at this stage.

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