§ Mr. Stephen Ross
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he is satisfied that bee colonies are adequately protected against damage by sprays.
§ Mr. Strang
Yes, provided all concerned act on the commonsense guidelines drawn up by my Department. We are concerned to avoid the kind of incidents which the hon. Member brought to notice last year. With this in mind we have lately been giving intensive publicity to these guidelines and have been encouraged by the response from local media, not least in the hon. Member's constituency.