HL Deb 23 June 1999 vol 602 c102WA
The Earl of Haddington

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many complaints they have received, in each of the last five years for each of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, from apiarists, or apiarist societies or associations, concerning the proximity of genetically modified crops to their sites of honey production. [HL2866]

Lord Donoughue

The Government have received few formal complaints from beekeepers about genetically modified plants, but around 30 letters have been received from beekeepers expressing concern about the problem. All were received during the past 12 months.