§ Dr. David Clark
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if any restrictions are place on the movement of sheep in farms in north Yorkshire as a result of the Chernobyl accident under the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Donald Thompson
Extensive monitoring of sheep in north Yorkshire in 1987 revealed two breeding ewes above the level of 1,000 Bequerrels of radiocaesium per kilogramme. The animals were not destined for the food chain, but as a precaution, I served a direction on the owner of the flock preventing the movement of sheep out of the flock without my express permission. The direction remains in force.