§ Dr. David Clark
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many sheep have been monitored for radioactivity in slaughterhouses in each county in Scotland in each year since 1986; how many were found to be above the 1,000 bq/kg limit; and if he will make a statement.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton: The information for each region in Scotland is set out in the table
sheep with levels of radioactivity (i) over 4,000 bq/kg, (ii) 3,000 to 3,999 bq, (iii) 2,000 to 2,999, (iv) 1,000 to 1,999, (v) 500 to 999, and (vi) below 499; and if he will make a statement.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
The results of the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland's monitoring of sheep for radioactivity, including live-monitoring of sheep in the Scottish restricted areas and slaughterhouse monitoring of sheepmeat, are published regularly and copies are placed in the Library of the House. Some of the published information is in the form requested by the hon. Member. Where it is not, it could be put in that form only at disproportionate cost.