HC Deb 19 October 1999 vol 336 cc553-4W
Dr. Palmer

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many mink and fox factory farms there are, by county, in England and Wales. [93616]

Mr. Morley

There are currently the following numbers of mink farms in England:

County Number of licensed mink farms
Cornwall 1
Dorset 1
Hampshire 1
Isle of Wight 1
Lancashire 5
Northumberland 1
South Yorkshire 1
Staffordshire 1
West Yorkshire 1
Total 13

There is no requirement to register fox fur farms. However, I am not aware of any in England.

The situation in Wales is a matter for the National Assembly for Wales to report on.