§ Lord Mackay of Ardbrecknish
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Sewel on 3 September 1998 (WA 54–55), how many fish farming sites have notified an outbreak of Infectious Salmon Anaemia since then.
§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Scottish Office (Lord Sewel)
My Answer of 3 September indicated that there were eight sites in which Infectious Salmon Anaemia had been confirmed. This should have read nine, the ninth site being in Loch Nevis. Since then, the disease has been confirmed on one further site, in Shetland, (on 18 September 1998) and suspected on four others (the most recent cases announced on 18 December 1998). This brings the total of confirmed sites to 10 and the total of suspected sites to 15.