I have been contacted by many constituents regarding the debate in Westminster Hall on Monday 7 December to discuss the e-petition on neonicotinoids.


I attended the debate briefly and was pleased to see that it was very well attended by Members from all sides of the House.


The effect of the use of neonicotinoids on our bee population remains a serious issue and I continue to be very interested in the situation locally. The Minister of State for Farming, George Eustice MP's response can be found at: http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201516/cmhansrd/cm151207/halltext/151207h0001.htm#151207h0001.htm_spmin0, and I would be pleased to receive constituents’ views on it.