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- Written Answers — House of Lords: Bees (9 December 2013)
Lord Hanningfield: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to provide any funding for the British Beekeepers Association for its research into diseases such as colony collapse disorder and Nosema ceranae.
- Northern Ireland Assembly: Adjournment: Tourism: East Belfast (3 December 2013)
Michael Copeland: ...It was always viewed as a different place called Ballymacarret, and it did not actually become part of the city until after the city's incorporation. My grandmother Spence, having lived for 97 years on the Beersbridge Road, still steadfastly referred to "going to Belfast", despite the fact that it was about half a mile down the road. A sense of place is tremendously important, and I...
- Scottish Parliament: “First Aid? Count Me In” (27 November 2013)
Michael Matheson: ...a cardiac arrest. The advert advised members of the public not to worry about giving the kiss of life during CPR but to concentrate on giving good, fast chest compressions to the tune of the Bee Gees “Stayin’ Alive”. That was an innovative and fun way of getting across a serious message about helping to ensure that someone who has experienced cardiac arrest gets the...
- Iran’s Nuclear Weapons Programme — [Jim Sheridan in the Chair] (12 November 2013)
Philip Hollobone: ...on top of such important issues. That leads me on to a point I was going to make about the new President of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, who was elected in June 2013. President Rouhani is meant to be the bee’s knees. The former Foreign Secretary, the right hon. Member for Blackburn (Mr Straw), has said how much he admires him. Hassan Rouhani spent some time at Glasgow Caledonian university...
- Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: Food and Environment Research Agency (8 November 2013)
Lord de Mauley: ...future business model for Defra’s Food and Environment Research Agency (Fera). Fera provides a range of important services to Government, with key capability in the areas of plant and bee health, and food and environmental safety, as well as providing a range of services to the European Union and overseas Governments. It also undertakes a range of services for commercial customers...
- Written Answers — House of Lords: Agriculture: Pesticides (28 October 2013)
The Countess of Mar: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have commissioned any research into the effects of glyphosate on the shikimate pathway of gut bacteria in insects, including bees, and mammals, including humans; if so, what are the results; and, if not, whether they intend to do so.
- Backbench Business — Future of the BBC: Natural Capital (England and Wales) (21 October 2013) See 2 other results from this debate
Graham Stuart: ...of the key issues. My right hon. Friend the Member for Meriden (Mrs Spelman), in so many ways the architect of the current situation, spoke of offsetting and of the economic importance of humble bees and pollinators. The hon. Member for Stoke-on-Trent North (Joan Walley) mentioned the green book—the Minister did not mention that, but perhaps we will hear more from him about it in...
- Badgers — Private Notice Question (9 October 2013)
The Earl of Erroll: My Lords, can we add the humble bumble bee to the list of animals and creatures that are being threatened by the badgers? Bumble bees nest underground, are a great source of delight for the badger to eat and are under threat.
- Scottish Parliament: Common Agricultural Policy (3 October 2013)
Claudia Hamilton Beamish: ...we follow England’s example, where the maximum modulation from pillar 1 to pillar 2 has been agreed. Benefits could be realised through measures to increase biodiversity, such as planting for bees, or through funding for landscape and heritage projects. Alex Fergusson and Tavish Scott argued for less modulation. We disagree with them, although we agree that the process should be slow...
- Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Farm Safety Investment Scheme (30 September 2013)
Thomas Buchanan: ...that be an elderly person or a child, as a result of an accident on the farm. Many homes in the farming community have had a loved one taken from them by an accident that, in hindsight, could have been avoided by a little preparation before work was carried out on a farm. Today, we want to assure those families of our continued thoughts and prayers for them as we debate the...
- Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Biodiversity (5 September 2013)
Caroline Lucas: ...of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs under his plans for a biodiversity offsetting scheme, how he plans to (a) safeguard against the loss of habitats supporting rare or threatened bee species, (b) value the social and health benefit of access to natural spaces and (c) take into account wider ecosystem services provided by natural spaces such as pollination and climate change...
- Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Insects (2 September 2013)
Zac Goldsmith: ...of 4 July 2013, Official Report, column 731W, on pollinators, whether his review of policy and evidence and national pollinator strategy will consider the effects of neonicotinoid pesticides on bees and other pollinators.
- Written Answers — House of Lords: Agriculture: Pesticides (29 August 2013)
Lord Willoughby de Broke: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how science-based field tests on the effect of neonicotinoids pesticides on bees will be carried out following the suspension of the use of neonicotinoids in the European Union from 1 June 2014.
- Written Answers — House of Lords: Agriculture: Pesticides (29 August 2013)
Lord de Mauley: ...member states, considers that the scientific evidence does not support the restrictions. Our current assessment of the evidence suggests that, while we cannot exclude effects of neonicotinoids on bees in the field, effects on bees are not likely to occur under normal circumstances. Therefore, the current evidence suggests that the risk to bee populations from neonicotinoids, when used...
- Bees — Question (30 July 2013) See 8 other results from this debate
Lord Hoyle: To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will implement the European Commission decision to restrict the use of neonicotinoid pesticides to protect bees.
- Written Answers — House of Lords: Agriculture: Pesticides (22 July 2013) See 1 other result from this answer
The Countess of Mar: ...’s Government whether, in the research funded by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Food and Environment Research Agency into the effects of neonicotinoids on bees, consideration was given to the synergistic or potentiating effects of additional exposure of bees to glyphosate-containing herbicides.
- Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Bees (17 July 2013)
Nia Griffith: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to the speech of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Lord de Mauley of 28 June 2013, when his Department expects to (a) finish collecting the results of the urgent and comprehensive review of current policy on pollinators, (b) finalise the new National Pollinator Strategy and (c) begin implementing...
- Solar Arrays — [Sir Alan Meale in the Chair] (11 July 2013)
Gregory Barker: ..., we do have a strong preference for commercial, industrial and brownfield development. The Wheal Jane solar farm at an old tin mine in Cornwall is a very good example of where brownfield land has been used to create a solar farm. I have set up a second taskforce, using the industry and other sectors, with the aim of maximising the quantity of solar deployed on rooftops across the...
- Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Bees (11 July 2013)
Julian Lewis: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what comparative assessment he has made of the contribution to maintaining the scale of UK bee colonies made by (a) amateur and (b) professional beekeepers; what the reason is for the disparity in grants provided by his Department for training and other beekeeping promotional activities to (i) the amateur British...