§ Mr. Tony Banks
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many salmon farms in Scotland are permitted to use ivermectin to control sea lice. 
§ Mr. Kynoch
[holding answer 27 February 1997]: I understand from the Scottish Environment Protection agency that discharge consents have been granted to 15 Scottish salmon farms in respect of ivermectin which will be used to control sea lice. Twenty-four applications for discharge consent have been refused by the agency.