§ 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. 554W
§ 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.