HC Deb 23 March 1999 vol 328 cc127-8W
14. Mr. Swayne

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what action he has taken to tackle the spread of infective salmon anaemia in the salmon farming industry. [76319]

Mr. Macdonald

We are obliged by European law to eradicate the disease and we have put in place monitoring and control measures designed to that end. It is encouraging that the last confirmed outbreak was in September of last year but there are no grounds for complacency and we shall continue to monitor and maintain the control measures.

From 1 July 1999, this will be a matter for the Scottish Parliament.

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