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Baroness Stowell of Beeston

Conservative Peer , 12 Jan 2011 –


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Charter for Budget Responsibility (20 Jul 2016)

Roger Mullin: ...of the problem. I was also interested when the hon. Gentleman mentioned Andy Haldane of the Bank of England. I was at a speech Andy Haldane gave a few weeks ago, at which he pointed out that one of the things that had not been taken into account nearly enough was the nature of culture and behaviour in the financial area, and I would say in the economy as a whole. I have a bee in my bonnet...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Nature Conservation (20 Jul 2016)

Andrew Slaughter: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to protect (a) bees, (b) moths and (c) other animals from (i) habitat loss and (ii) toxic neonicotinoid pesticides.

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

Sammy Wilson: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to support beekeepers whose colonies are at risk from notifiable diseases.

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

Sammy Wilson: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many inspectors are employed by her Department to monitor the health of bee colonies across the UK.

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

George Eustice: There are currently 38,297 beekeepers registered on the National Bee Unit’s voluntary database BeeBase. Defra continues to work closely with colleagues in the Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Northern Ireland, (DAERA) on bee health. This includes previously exploring the option for Northern Ireland’s beekeepers to be able to register on BeeBase. As a...

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

Baroness Kennedy of Cradley: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many species of bumblebee there are in the UK, and what assessment they have made of the challenges faced by those species.

Points of Order: [2nd Day] (14 Jul 2016)

Julian Lewis: ...of the armed services were allowed to form one of its sub-committees, given that there is evidently no shortage of other sub-committees. The fact remains that it is easier for politicians with bees in their bonnets to sweep aside the views of the Chief of the Defence Staff as a single individual, which appears to have happened in the case of Libya, than it is for them to sweep aside the...

EU Referendum: Energy and Environment (12 Jul 2016)

Kerry McCarthy: ...of business is huge. I would like the Minister to reassure us that we will not allow Brexit to derail our progress. A further example is the neonicotinoids ban. The European Food Safety Authority is reviewing the EU’s restrictions on the use of neonics and the latest scientific evidence of their harm to bees and other pollinators. Its assessment will inform whether changes should be...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Bees: Northern Ireland (12 Jul 2016)

Danny Kinahan: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reasons Northern Irish beekeepers are prevented from registering on BeeBase.

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

Tom Elliott: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to support beekeepers whose colonies are at risk from fatal diseases.

Agriculture and Horticulture - Motion to Take Note (7 Jul 2016)

the Duke of Somerset: ...one, this vital agricultural tool must be allowed to continue to be used. The controversy over neonicotinoids is similar in that science is still uncertain as to the effect that they have on pollinating bees. Such a ban would seriously affect rapeseed growers. Again, we need the scientists to finish their evidence-based work so that regulators can make an informed decision. Science can...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Bees (7 Jul 2016)

Chris Matheson: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the reasons for the decline in the bee population.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Data: Public Availability (7 Jul 2016)

Rob Marris: Has the Department made available up-to-date data on the effect of the temporary neonicotinoid ban both on agricultural production and the health of bees, especially honey bees? If not, when will that data be available?

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Apprenticeships (7 Jul 2016)

Huw Merriman: As chairman of the all-party parliamentary group on bees, I got a tremendous buzz from welcoming apprentices of British bee farmers who are completing an innovative three-year programme in an industry with sales of over 100 million per year. What steps are the Government taking to encourage more honey providers to take on apprentices?

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Bees: Diseases (5 Jul 2016)

Danny Kinahan: ...for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with her counterpart in the Northern Ireland Executive on the increase in the rate of incidence of American foulbrood in bee hives.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Bees: Pesticides (15 Jun 2016)

Steve McCabe: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 4 May 2016 to Question 35884, on Bees: Pesticides, if she will make it her policy to exercise her powers to lift the temporary ban on neonicotinoids in the future; and if she will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (8 Jun 2016)

David Cameron: ...of breaking down barriers and encouraging integration is something we should all celebrate. When standing at this Dispatch Box, I am sure that we all try to float like a butterfly and sting like a bee, although that is not always possible in the circumstances that we face. On Sports Direct, I absolutely abhor the appalling practice of not paying the minimum wage, and this Government have...

Fireworks — [Valerie Vaz in the Chair] (6 Jun 2016)

Philip Hollobone: ...debate here. I readily agree with him. I hope that the Government do not dismiss the petition as simply another House of Commons petition signed by just over 100,000 people who have a particular bee in their bonnet. I think that the issue is bigger than the petition suggests it is.

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...


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