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Baroness Stowell of Beeston

Conservative Peer , 12 Jan 2011 –


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Unaccompanied Child Refugees: Business of the House (9 Feb 2017)

Mark Pawsey: ...has taken place at Brandon in my constituency since the early days of the sport in the 1920s. Unfortunately, as a consequence of a dispute over the use of the stadium at Brandon, the Coventry Bees will start the new season this summer 25 miles away in Leicester, at great inconvenience to local fans. May we have a debate on the governance of this sport?

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Neonicotinoids (8 Feb 2017)

Lord Jones of Cheltenham: ...whether they intend to remove the current restrictions on the use of neonicotinoids when the UK leaves the EU; and if so, what is their assessment of the impact this will have on the populations of bees and other pollinators.

Statutory Sex and Relationships Education (31 Jan 2017)

Jim Shannon: ...contain the ability for parents to withdraw their children from classes. As the father of three boys, I was happy that the school took the role of teaching the mechanics of the “birds and the bees”, but I was also happy—indeed, very happy—that the role of teaching morality and the ramifications of choices was left to us to determine and discuss as a family. It is...

Backbench Business: Leaving the EU: Animal Welfare Standards in Farming (24 Jan 2017)

Anne Main: Rothamsted in my constituency has been looking into bee decline. We often do not have a voice on scientific advancements such as those to do with neonicotinoids, sprays and pesticides, because our voice is subsumed in the EU voice. I would like our voice to be stronger.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Bees and Butterflies: Conservation (24 Jan 2017)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to protect the habitats of bees and butterflies.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Neonicotinoids (18 Jan 2017)

George Eustice: Defra has supported a range of research relevant to improving understanding of the effects of neonicotinoids (and other pesticides on bees). Recently completed work includes studies on: quantifying the exposure of bumblebees to neonicotinoids and mixtures of pesticides (commenced 2013); interpreting pesticide residues in honeybees (published 2015); using radio-frequency identification devices...

Neighbourhood Planning Bill - Second Reading (17 Jan 2017)

Viscount Ridley: ...? It is not always. When an arable or a silage field gets developed for houses, the biodiversity almost certainly increases massively. Gardens are teeming with wildlife that farmland is not—bats, newts, birds and bees.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: EU Trade: Subsidies (11 Jan 2017)

George Eustice: ...are: Product Aggregate Measure of Support Butter €2,743m Common wheat €1,865m Skimmed milk powder €1,145m Wine €696m Milk €192m Ethyl alcohol €82m Sugar €59m Bee keeping €43m Olive oil €18m Fibre flax and hemp €7m

Backbench Business: UK Fishing Industry (1 Dec 2016)

Stephen Gethins: ...that have already been devolved to the Scottish Parliament and to those in Cardiff and Northern Ireland as well. I remember that in 2010 the Labour Government decided to send the Minister with responsibility for bees to a crucial fishing industry meeting, rather than sending the Minister who had the greatest responsibility for our fishing industry, Richard Lochhead. More recently, a...

Chilcot Inquiry and Parliamentary Accountability (30 Nov 2016)

Julian Lewis: .... The Defence Committee has suggested that one way to strengthen the NSC would be to constitute the Chiefs of Staff Committee as a sub-committee of the NSC. In that way, a Prime Minister with a bee in his bonnet would not be able so easily to sweep away military concerns.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Adjournment: Road and Footpath Maintenance: North Down (22 Nov 2016)

Alan Chambers: ...Easton for arranging the topic for the Adjournment debate tonight. I know he is certainly not the only one who gets complaints; I think we all get our fair share of them. I take the point Alec has been making over recent weeks about North Down having the least amount of the cake, as it were, in the budget. I will be interested to see how the Minister responds to that before I join in any...

Backbench Business: Red Wednesday Campaign — [Robert Flello in the Chair] (15 Nov 2016)

Chris Green: ...have to protect our natural environment, but I am sure that many colleagues would be as concerned as I am about the scarcity of letters and emails on religious persecution compared with, say, badgers and bees.

Scottish Parliament: Species Champions Initiative (Relaunch) (8 Nov 2016)

David Stewart: ...that I am wearing my species champion badge. I was never good enough to get a Blue Peter badge, but, as far as I am concerned, a species champion badge is much better. I champion the great yellow bumblebee, which can be found on the north coast of Scotland and on some of our islands. Their breeding cycle is relatively short, which is probably an adaptation to the very brief Highland and...

Community Pharmacies: Police Officer Safety (2 Nov 2016)

Tracy Brabin: ...need. As the world gets ever more confusing and decisions taken about our lives seem further out of our hands, we need those libraries now more than ever. I also think back to the time when I was six and our local council prevented my family from becoming homeless. Dad had been unemployed for a while and we had fallen behind in the mortgage repayments, so my mum had to hand back the keys...

Global Biodiversity — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (1 Nov 2016)

Caroline Spelman: ...the effects of climate change. As I have highlighted, we now have the tool accurately to measure the rate at which we lose species and the cost to the economy of that loss: the national ecosystem assessment. For example, bees, should they die out and should we have to replace what they do, would cost the country £400 million a year. These days, we can put an economic value on the loss...

Driven Grouse Shooting — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (31 Oct 2016)

Therese Coffey: ...has been extensively described. It can offer important benefits for wildlife and habitat conservation—for example, healthy heather provides good habitat for ground nesting birds and attracts butterflies and bees. The control of predators such as foxes also helps ground nesting birds, and without active management and conservation of the land, the landscape would quickly change and...

Defence Expenditure — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (27 Oct 2016)

Julian Lewis: ...by saying that I want three to keep us free in terms of percentages. My hon. Friend the Member for North Wiltshire (Mr Gray) wants four or the Government should be shown the door. Maybe we can compromise like the Bee Gees, and say, “We want five for stayin’ alive.” Question put and agreed to. Resolved, That this House has considered the Second Report from the Defence...

Scottish Parliament: Environment and Climate Change (European Union Referendum) (27 Oct 2016)

David Stewart: ...EU, Scotland said farewell—this year—to its last coal-fired power station, and the precautionary principle means that the most harmful pesticides were banned from use on the crops that are most visited by bees—I declare my interest as the species champion for the great yellow bumblebee. European rules have meant that thousands of dangerous chemicals have been removed from...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Pollinators: Conservation (26 Oct 2016)

David Crausby: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to protect and support the populations of (a) bees and (b) other pollinators.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Bees: Conservation (26 Oct 2016)

the Marquess of Lothian: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to protect the UK's bee population against the invasive and predatory Asian hornet (Vespa velutina).


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