Bees and Pollinators APPG

First Registered: 19/06/2019 • Last updated on: 29/12/2021

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To inform parliamentarians about bees and other pollinators. To raise awareness of the issues surrounding bees and pollinators, promote their importance for the national economy and natural environment, and highlight pathways to both conservation and growth of insect and pollinator populations.

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Recent Documents related to Bees and Pollinators

1. National pollinator strategy: for bees and other pollinators in England
10/04/2019 - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
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Found: National Pollinator Strategy : for bees and other pollinators in England November 201 4

2. economic benefit of pollination to crop production in the UK is approximately £600m each year
03/11/2020 - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
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Found: National Pollinator Strategy: for bees and other pollinators in England Evidence statements

3. Michael Gove announces new funding to protect bees
25/10/2018 - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
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Found: Michael Gove announces new funding to protect bees - GOV.UK document

4. Michael Gove announces new funding to protect bees
25/10/2018 - Natural England
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Found: Michael Gove announces new funding to protect bees - GOV.UK document

5. A boon for bees as Environment Agency trials pollinator project
11/07/2018 - Environment Agency
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Found: A boon for bees as Environment Agency trials pollinator project

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Bees and Pollinators

1. Biodiversity: Impact of Neonicotinoids
14/01/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: weeds, with implications for other wildlife and pollinators and triggering further pesticide treatment? The - Speech Link
2: to enhance biodiversity, including benefiting pollinators. This approach is laid out in the revised national - Speech Link
3: reproduction success of both honey bees and wild bees—and that a decline in pollinators could cost us billions of - Speech Link

2. Pesticides: Thiamethoxam
20/01/2022 - Lords Chamber

1: environmental assessment identified potential risks to bees and the authorisation imposes strict restrictions - Speech Link
2: Peers will address the absolutely crucial issue of bees. This relates also to our second Question on food - Speech Link
3: sure that our policies reflect the needs of pollinators right across the piece. The sustainable farming - Speech Link

3. Bee Population
19/06/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: that I was generally pretty ignorant about bees and pollinators until around a year ago when a remarkable - Speech Link

4. Protection of Pollinators
08/05/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: Bill to make provision about the protection of pollinators; and for connected purposes.This Bill would place - Speech Link

5. UK Bee Population
14/11/2017 - Westminster Hall

1: about that.Before I turn to the specific issue of bees, I want to say a little about the wider environmental - Speech Link
2: to stay for the duration of it. As he is saying, bees are massively important for the production of crops - Speech Link
3: provide 90% of food worldwide, 70 are pollinated by bees. Bees, as we know, transfer pollen from anthers to - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Bees and Pollinators
1. Pollinators
asked by: Daniel Zeichner
12/02/2021
... whether the final Revised National Action Plan on the Sustainable Use of Pesticides will be expanded to include stronger measures designed to protect pollinators.

2. Pollinators
asked by: Darren Henry
08/02/2021
... what steps his Department is taking to ensure the provisions in The National Pollinator Strategy: for bees and other pollinators in England are being upheld.

3. Pollinators
asked by: Drew Hendry
22/10/2021
... what recent analysis his Department has undertaken on the long term impacts of historical pesticide usage on (a) bee and (b) wild pollinator numbers.

4. Pollinators
asked by: Fleur Anderson
28/10/2021
... whether his Department has had recent discussions with stakeholders on the long term effects of pesticides on wild bees and other pollinators.

5. Pollinators
asked by: Fleur Anderson
28/10/2021
... what steps he is taking to improve assessments on the long term effects of pesticides on wild bees and other pollinators.

Latest Questions
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8 Current APPG Officers
Karl McCartney Portrait
Karl McCartney
Vice Chair
Conservative - Lincoln
Joined: 17th November 2021
Lisa Cameron Portrait
Lisa Cameron
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Joined: 17th November 2021
82 APPG Memberships
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Daniel Kawczynski Portrait
Daniel Kawczynski
Vice Chair
Conservative - Shrewsbury and Atcham
Joined: 17th November 2021
Felicity Buchan Portrait
Felicity Buchan
Vice Chair
Conservative - Kensington
Joined: 17th November 2021
Lord Blencathra Portrait
Lord Blencathra
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 17th November 2021
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Tony Lloyd MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 4117.

Email: tony.lloyd.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Jack Harbour, CalComms, 15th Floor, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London SW1P 4QP. Tel: 0203 813 5559

Email: Jack@calcomms.co.uk

Group's Website:

https://calcomms.co.uk/our-work-in-westminster/bees-and-pollinators-appg

No benefits in kind are on record for the Bees and Pollinators APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Bees and Pollinators APPG

Former APPG Officers
Huw Merriman Portrait
Huw Merriman
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Bexhill and Battle
Joined: 19th June 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
Rebecca Pow Portrait
Rebecca Pow
Vice Chair
Conservative - Taunton Deane
Joined: 19th June 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
1 APPG Membership
Rowing
Lord Benyon Portrait
Lord Benyon
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 19th June 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
2 APPG Memberships
Environment , Woods and Trees
Luke Pollard Portrait
Luke Pollard
Vice Chair
Labour (Co-op) - Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport
Joined: 19th June 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
Sarah Wollaston Portrait
Sarah Wollaston
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for Totnes
Joined: 19th June 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Theresa Villiers Portrait
Theresa Villiers
Vice Chair
Conservative - Chipping Barnet
Joined: 19th June 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
Matthew Offord Portrait
Matthew Offord
Vice Chair
Conservative - Hendon
Joined: 19th June 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
Vicky Ford Portrait
Vicky Ford
Vice Chair
Conservative - Chelmsford
Joined: 19th June 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Peter Bottomley Portrait
Peter Bottomley
Vice Chair
Conservative - Worthing West
Joined: 19th June 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
71 APPG Memberships
Adult Education , Afrikan Reparations , Ageing and Older People , Arts and Heritage , Austria , BBC , Black Maternal Health , Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Business Owners , British Overseas Territories , Carbon Monoxide , Citizens Rights , Commonwealth , Cycling and Walking , Dalits , Dark Skies , Democracy and Human Rights in the Gulf , Dentistry and Oral Health , Disability , Domestic Violence and Abuse , Equitable Life Policyholders , Fatherhood , Flags and Heraldry , Gasworks Redevelopment , Global Security and Non-Proliferation , Gypsies, Travellers and Roma , Haemophilia and Contaminated Blood , Haiti , Hospice and End of Life Care , Immigration Detention , Insurance and Financial Services , Internet, Communications and Technology , Ireland and the Irish in Britain , Kosovo , Leasehold and Commonhold Reform , Limits to Growth , Longevity , Media , Music , No Recourse to Public Funds , Olympic and Paralympic Games , Opera , Park Homes , Period Equality , Photography , Race and Community , Religious Education , Republic of Korea , Retail Crime , Road Freight and Logistics , Rowing , Scientific , Scotch Whisky , Sexual and Reproductive Health in the UK , Single Parent Families , Social Enterprise , Social Integration , Social Science and Policy , Social Work , St George's Day , Tibet , Transport Safety , United Nations , United Nations Women , Vascular and Venous Disease , Votes at 16 , Western Rail Link to Heathrow , Western Sahara , Wine and Spirits , Wine of Great Britain , Women in Transport , Youth Affairs