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Bee Diseases Insurance Ltd

EDM number 1770 in 2001-02, proposed by Richard Younger-Ross on 17/10/2002.

That this House notes the immeasurable environmental role played by the honey bee in pollinating both wild flowers and many agricultural crops; notes that there are approximately 9,000 amateur beekeepers in Britain; notes the requirement for all beekeepers to comply with the Bee Diseases Control Order 1982 and the consequent potential destruction of both bees and equipment if a notifiable disease is confirmed; notes that the BDI is a voluntary self-help organisation set up to compensate beekeepers for the loss of bees and equipment that may result upon notification of a specified disease and commends the BDI for the valuable role it has played in supporting and encouraging the notification of bee diseases to DEFRA; decries the fact that, despite being a voluntary self-help organisation, the BDI is subject to the same onerous FSA requirements, in terms of both costs and red tape, as a commercial organisation; is concerned that, if the BDI is no longer able to function, notification rates for specified bee diseases will fall; and calls upon the Government to review the FSA guidelines in this area and their application to small voluntary self-help organisations such as the BDI.

This motion has been signed by a total of 38 MPs.

Richard Younger-Ross17/10/2002TeignbridgeLiberal DemocratProposed
Bob Russell21/10/2002ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Flynn21/10/2002Newport WestLabourSigned
Simon Thomas22/10/2002CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
Brian White22/10/2002North East Milton KeynesLabourSigned
Michael Weir22/10/2002AngusScottish National PartySigned
Rudi Vis22/10/2002Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Andrew George22/10/2002St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Edward Davey22/10/2002Kingston & SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
Vincent Cable22/10/2002TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Lynne Jones22/10/2002Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Iris Robinson22/10/2002StrangfordDUPSigned
Sue Doughty23/10/2002GuildfordLiberal DemocratSigned
John Taylor23/10/2002SolihullConservativeSigned
David Amess23/10/2002Southend WestConservativeSigned
Janet Dean23/10/2002BurtonLabourSigned
Martin Caton23/10/2002GowerLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd23/10/2002Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
David Kidney23/10/2002StaffordLabourSigned
Nigel Jones23/10/2002CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Bob Spink23/10/2002Castle PointConservativeSigned
Paul Burstow23/10/2002Sutton & CheamLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Simpson24/10/2002Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
David Heath24/10/2002Somerton & FromeLiberal DemocratSigned
Jenny Tonge24/10/2002Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Tyler24/10/2002North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Win Griffiths29/10/2002BridgendLabourSigned
Rob Marris29/10/2002Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
Bill Etherington30/10/2002Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Alan Beith30/10/2002Berwick-upon-TweedLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Lansley31/10/2002South CambridgeshireConservativeSigned
Andrew Dismore31/10/2002HendonLabourSigned
Tony Lloyd04/11/2002Manchester CentralLabourSigned
Matthew Green04/11/2002LudlowLiberal DemocratSigned
John McDonnell06/11/2002Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn07/11/2002Islington NorthLabourSigned
John Barrett07/11/2002Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Roy Beggs07/11/2002East AntrimUUPSigned

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