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Baroness Stowell of Beeston

Conservative Peer , 12 Jan 2011 –


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Severe Anaphylactic Shock - Question (26 May 2016)

Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen: My Lords, there are several causes of anaphylactic shock, ranging from bee stings to food allergies. For food, the food information regulations 2014 require pre-packed foodstuffs to highlight 14 allergens in their labelling. For non pre-packed foods, including those in restaurants and takeaways, information on the same 14 allergens must be available for customers. Informed consumers with...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) (23 May 2016)

Lord Lea of Crondall: My Lords, following on in a sense from the line of thought of the noble Lord, Lord Low, I say that there are a number of headings under which one has to make judgments. In addition to the four pillars of policy, as magisterially set out by the noble Lord, Lord Kerr of Kinlochard, I shall pose some issues of significance where the Brexiteers seem to be in denial. The first is that there is a...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Bees: Neonicotinoids (12 May 2016)

Ian Austin: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, by what means she will assess the risk to bee populations when considering emergency applications for the use of neonicotinoid pesticides on crops.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] (10 May 2016)

Keith Simpson: ...his adjutant, whose wedding he had been to in Paris; he was recalled to arms when the allies attacked. Once again, he was looking at that. I therefore commend the work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Frequently, its staff are the worker bees. I know that they are appreciated by hundreds of thousands of our fellow citizens, but I thought it right and proper that we should draw...

EU Referendum Leaflet — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (9 May 2016)

Bill Cash: ...a legal duty on the Government to provide information. I tabled an amendment on the question of accuracy and impartiality. As the matter was drawing to a vote, I was besieged by various buzzing bees, who suggested that I should withdraw the amendment. I said, “No, I will not, unless I know that the Minister will answer the question I am putting to him.” The question was like...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Bees: Pesticides (4 May 2016)

Steve McCabe: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to protect bees from (a) neonicotinoids and (b) other harmful pesticides.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Bees: Neonicotinoids (4 May 2016)

Margaret Ritchie: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the effect of the use of neonicotinoid pesticides when granted emergency authorisation on the bee population in Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Pollinators: Conservation (25 Apr 2016)

George Eustice: ...Pollinator Strategy sets out comprehensive measures to support pollinators and identifies actions for everyone, be they land managers, councils, or window-box gardeners, to do their bit. The “Bees’ Needs” campaign (www.beesneeds.org.uk) is included in the Strategy and explains what action can be taken to provide food, shelter and nest sites for pollinators. It contains...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Bees (19 Apr 2016)

Rebecca Pow: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the threat of the small hive beetle and the Asian hornet to the British bee population.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Choice in End of Life Care Review (19 Apr 2016)

Lord Wills: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the conclusion by Professor Bee Wee, National Clinical Director for End of Life Care, in theNational Survey of Patient Activity Data for Specialist Palliative Care Services MDS Summary Report for the year 2013–14,that "there is still a need to improve the quality and use of data in the palliative care...

Sustainable Development Goals (13 Apr 2016)

Wendy Morton: ...know, I spent many of my summers in Rwanda with Project Umubano. I was there a number of years ago and I had the pleasure of visiting a project organised by ActionAid, helping to empower women—I often refer to it as the bee project. A group of women were shown how to farm beehives, which produced not just an income and livelihood for them but enabled them to educate their children,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Topical Questions (17 Mar 2016)

Marcus Fysh: People who love bees, and farmers and consumers of products relying on them, are deeply concerned that there is an attempt by large US and EU chemical companies to downgrade environmental protections from pesticides in backroom lobbying over the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership deal in Brussels. Is this not an example of how elites run the EU and cause grave concern...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Pollinators: Conservation (17 Mar 2016)

Marcus Fysh: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the contribution of farmers and landowners to supporting bees and pollinators.

European Union Referendum (Date of Referendum etc.) Regulations 2016 — Motion to Approve (2 Mar 2016)

Lord Giddens: My Lords, this has been a pretty gripping debate so far, and it has only just started—so gripping, in fact, that I have scrawled all over my notes and completely ruined them, even though I took the trouble, unusually, to type out my speech. I too am a passionate pro-European, but I am an academic and would put it in a rather more muted way than the noble Lord, Lord Ashdown, did. As my...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Inquiry into Inclusion in the Arts of Working-class Communities Report (15 Feb 2016)

Basil McCrea: ...a voluntary or a professional basis. One of the best things that I was ever involved with — the thing that got me started in this — was a show called 'The 25th Annual Putnam Country Spelling Bee'. A great actor from this place — from Belfast Met, actually — came through; Gerard McCabe got me up on the stage and made me look an ass. [Laughter.] Nicely. It was...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Bees: Conservation (10 Feb 2016)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to address the loss of habitat for bees and wasps.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Bees: Conservation (1 Feb 2016)

Lord Whitty: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are undertaking, both nationally and internationally, to reverse the global decline in the bee population.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Neonicotinoids (19 Jan 2016)

George Eustice: ...Pollinator Assessment to Support the Registration Review of Imidacloprid”. The Agency aims to produce the final assessment at the end of 2016. The preliminary assessment indicates a risk to honey bees from uses of imidacloprid on cotton and some uses on citrus. Risks from use on a number of other crops were low and a shortage of data meant that the risks from use on other crops were...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Pollinators (18 Jan 2016)

George Eustice: Bees and other pollinators play an essential role in our 100 billion food industry. In 2014, Defra published an independent review of the evidence on the status and value of pollinators[1]. The review estimated the total value of all pollinators through the value of insect-pollinated crops in the UK as approximately 600 million, updating estimates of around 400 million in...

State Pension Age (Women) (7 Jan 2016)

Andrew Gwynne: ...likened the WASPI ladies to wasps. Wasps can be pests and nuisances. They cannot easily be bashed away and, when that happens, they get angry and come back. If they are really annoyed, they sting and, unlike bees, they can sting more than once. Let us have some justice for these ladies; it is long overdue.


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