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High Speed 2 (25 March 2015)

Cheryl Gillan: ...KPMG report that revealed that many parts of the country would lose millions of pounds from their local economies, because those economies would be hollowed out as businesses were attracted, like a bee to a honeypot, to the line of route. I am sad to say this to my hon. Friend the Minister, whom I consider to be a friend and of whom I am very fond, but—[Laughter.] There is always a...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Insects (18 March 2015)

Dan Rogerson: ...launched in November last year, is a shared plan of action for Government, businesses and others to support the health and resilience of England’s pollinators. As part of the strategy, the Bees’ Needs website (www.beesneeds.org.uk) offers guidance to businesses and individuals on the steps that they can take to support pollinators. The website includes tailored guidance...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Bees and Pollinators (12 March 2015)

Bees and Pollinators

British Agriculture — Question for Short Debate (26 February 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Lord de Mauley: ...for that to be carried out thoroughly, taking full account of costs as well as benefits. The European Commission has given an undertaking to commence a review of the science on neonicotinoids in 2015. My noble friend Lady Byford asked about research on bees. I assure her that there is a great deal of research and monitoring on pollinators and this will continue, including under the...

Nature (24 February 2015)

John Randall: ...our fish stocks to the levels of 50 years ago could bring in 1.4 billion a year and revitalise our seaside economy—one has only to ask the fishermen whose lines come up empty because the sea has been trawled to ruin. Or think of the bees. The Environment Secretary has rightly recognised the importance of nature’s pollinators to our farming sector—the biggest...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Bees (29 January 2015)

Stephen Mosley: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to support bees and pollinators.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Bees: Imports (29 January 2015)

Lord Hoyle: To ask Her Majesty’s Government why they are permitting the importation of bumble-bees from overseas which could carry disease.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Bees (19 January 2015)

Andrew Stephenson: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of efforts to reintroduce the short-haired bumblebee Bombus subterraneus to the UK.

Business of the House: Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (15 January 2015)

Margot James: ...would create jobs in the supply chain to the bigger companies that are so important to my constituency. Building exports to the US is a sure-fire way to create growth and jobs. Last year I visited a company called Vee Bee Filtration in my constituency. Some 90% of the filtration systems it manufactures are exported, mainly to the US. It got started in the US with help from UK Export...

Natural Environment — Motion to Take Note (15 January 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord de Mauley: ...to deliver real improvements on the ground. Earlier, I mentioned the essential services that nature provides. One important example, to which I have already briefly referred, is pollinators. We are taking action to support bees and other pollinators through our National Pollinator Strategy, launched in November. The strategy includes actions to improve habitats for pollinators across all...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Bees (5 January 2015)

Thomas Docherty: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the quantity of honey produced by the hives on the roof of Nobel House since the installation of those hives.

Kew Gardens — [Sir Alan Meale in the Chair] (16 December 2014)

Zac Goldsmith: ...—the in-built vulnerability of the global food economy is self-evident. Imagine what would happen if we were to lose any one of those crops. Kew is leading work on building resilience into the essential commodities on which we all depend. Kew is leading studies on wild bees, which are hugely important given our dependence on pollinators and the fact that pollinators are declining...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Topical Questions (11 December 2014)

Elizabeth Truss: ...are leading the world in food and farming, protecting our country from floods and animal and plant diseases, improving the environment and championing the countryside and improving rural services. Bees and pollinators play a vital role in the health of our environment and economy. That is why on 4 November we published our national pollinator strategy. It sets out the first ever wild...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Insects (11 December 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Stuart Andrew: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government plans to take to support bees and pollinators.

Consumer Rights Bill: Third Reading (8 December 2014)

Lord Clement-Jones: ...and the clarification and the Pepper v Hart-type statements that they gave to the software industry as well. In future years those will prove extremely valuable. Of course, there are still a number of bees buzzing in my bonnet. Lookalikes will continue to be an issue that I am sure will be raised on further occasions, and I hope that progress will continue to be made. There are a number of...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Bees (5 December 2014)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to tackle the bee disease foulbrood.

Allotments — Question (3 December 2014)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: There is no reason why they should not, my Lords. In fact, the National Trust has supported Defra’s recent pollination strategy, which is so important in protecting insects such as bees, which have been short in number in recent years.

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: Agriculture and Fisheries Council (25 November 2014)

Lord de Mauley: ...import ban from the CAP Crisis Reserve. These Member States also supported a common declaration tabled by France setting out their opposition. Lord De Mauley expressed sympathy with Member States who have been heavily impacted by the illegal and unjustified trade measures imposed by Russia. However, he made clear that the Commission’s proposal was part of much wider budget...

Written Ministerial Statements — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Agriculture and Fisheries Council (25 November 2014)

Elizabeth Truss: ...import ban from the CAP crisis reserve. These member states also supported a common declaration tabled by France setting out their opposition. Lord de Mauley expressed sympathy with member states who have been heavily impacted by the illegal and unjustified trade measures imposed by Russia. However, he made clear that the Commission’s proposal was part of much wider budget...

Points of Order (24 November 2014)

John Bercow: ...—the Secretary of State will not do that. What I would say to the hon. Gentleman, in so far as he requires my protection or advice, is that he needs to pursue his usual approach, which is to be a busy bee. He should table questions and, in a legitimate, parliamentary sense, nag. In my experience of the hon. Gentleman, he requires no encouragement to do just that.

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