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Baroness Stowell of Beeston

Conservative Peer , 12 Jan 2011 –


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Exiting the European Union: Points of Order (27 Apr 2017)

John Bercow: ...on doors, delivering leaflets or engaging in public meetings—with his continued diligent attention to his casework on behalf of constituents. That is what he must do. He is going to be a busy bee, but he will not be alone in that regard.

Animal Welfare (30 Mar 2017)

Oliver Colvile: ...them, but to find a way to control them better. That might involve putting in dummy eggs or injecting the eggs, especially at this time of year. We also need to ensure that we pay attention to our ecology by looking after bees. A number of people have been critical of my interest in this issue, but if there is a decline in this country’s animal species, we will be ruining our ecology...

School Funding (London) — [Mr David Hanson in the Chair] (29 Mar 2017)

Tania Mathias: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hanson. I will try to be brief, as I agree with most of my colleagues’ points. I, too, have had meetings with hundreds of parents and with smaller groups of parents, and I have met many headteachers. I have received many letters from children and I will highlight one of those, because thankfully the children are celebrating, rather...

Scottish Parliament: Independence Referendum (28 Mar 2017)

Murdo Fraser: ...8212;with their homespun woollens, their recycled bicycles and their vegan diets came out to vote for the Green Party because of their concerns about the environment, climate change, pollution, the birds, the bees and the beavers. They voted Green for myriad reasons, but not once did they think that they were handing a blank cheque to their group of MSPs to do the SNP’s bidding at...

Badger Culling — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] (27 Mar 2017)

Richard Drax: ...’s excellent speech. Does he agree that those who oppose the cull look at the badger as a friendly, lovable animal, which in effect it is not? Factually, the badger is responsible for destroying bee hives, hedgehogs and ground-nesting birds such as skylarks, grey partridges and meadow pipits. [Interruption.] That is true. It is also responsible for the loss of wood warblers,...

Brexit: Environment and Climate Change - Motion to Take Note (23 Mar 2017)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: ...of Pickering and the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Leeds. It is absolutely clear that a successful agricultural sector in this country is compatible and has traditionally, in so many parts of our country, been compatible with a good environment. The noble Lord, Lord Judd, has always been not only an outstanding champion of Cumbria but also the national parks, for which it is my...

EU Membership: UK Science - Motion to Take Note (23 Mar 2017)

Viscount Ridley: ...today in farming than we would have done if we had adopted genetically modified crops—that is undeniable given the evidence from the rest of the world about how BT crops have reduced the need for insecticides. Being in the EU, therefore, has been bad for bees and bad for birds. The EU is about to make the same mistake, I fear, over the even safer and even more organic technology of...

Business of the House (23 Mar 2017)

Diana R. Johnson: ...us to think about the innate goodness and solidarity of people in this country. In that vein, can we have a debate on the honours system? Jean Bishop, who is 94 and lives in Hull, dresses up in a bee costume and has been able to raise £117,000 for Age UK. Before her 95th birthday, she wants to get to £200,000 for that charity. She has been put forward for honours before, but has...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Bees: Conservation (20 Mar 2017)

Lord Pendry: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to address declines in the UK bee population and, in view of the efforts of other countries to promote urban beekeeping, whether they will follow that example and support the conservation of all bee species.

Scottish Parliament: Biodiversity (9 Mar 2017)

Claudia Beamish: .... They also work with employability charities. A wonderful example of that partnership working in south and central Scotland is the Irvine to Girvan nectar network. It is believed that Albert Einstein once said: “If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left”— and woman as well, of course. So, we must thank all those...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Bees: Varroasis (8 Mar 2017)

Alex Chalk: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if the Government will extend the licence for production of oxalic acid api-bioxal in a manner that would encourage a wider variety of affordable anti-Varroa treatments in the beekeeping community.

Coast to Coast Walk (7 Mar 2017)

George Eustice: ...a significant contribution to local economies and rural regeneration. My hon. Friend spoke of his campaign for the designation of the Coast to Coast path as a national tail. The path goes from St Bees to Robin Hood’s bay—a length of just over 190 miles. I am told it can be walked in about 11 to 15 days, although I wonder whether my hon. Friend the Member for Penrith and The...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Beekeeping: Pest Control (7 Mar 2017)

Therese Coffey: Our efforts are currently focused on the reporting of statutory bee pests and diseases such as the small hive beetle and European and American foulbrood. Details of outbreaks are provided on our online advice portal BeeBase, available for all registered beekeepers to see. Beekeepers within 3km of an outbreak are notified by email. Current levels of foulbrood across the country are at very low...

President Trump: State Visit — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (20 Feb 2017)

Anne Main: ...presume, with the permission of Her Majesty, we know that it will be done in the best possible manner to further our relationship with our closest ally. I am amazed that Opposition Members think that using a stick to poke and stir up the bees’ nest is the best way forward. The calm, reflective measures that were talked earlier about are exactly what we need. Any of us who have...

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...


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