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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by Dr Susan Willis Chan and Dr Nigel Raine Population decline in a ground-nesting solitary squash bee (Eucera pruinosa) following exposure to a neonicotinoid insecticide treated crop (Cucurbita pepo), published in February 2021; and what plans they have (1) to take account of its recommendations before making any further application for exceptional approval to use neonicotinoid seed treatments, and (2) to review current approval methods to ensure that they take account of the impact of pesticide application on solitary and ground-nesting bees.  HL13892

Question HL13892: tabled on 4 March 2021 and due for answer by 18 March 2021

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by Dr Susan Willis Chan and Dr Nigel Raine Population decline in a ground-nesting solitary squash bee (Eucera pruinosa) following exposure to a neonicotinoid insecticide treated crop (Cucurbita pepo), published in February 2021; and what plans they have (1) to take account of its recommendations before making any further application for exceptional approval to use neonicotinoid seed treatments, and (2) to review current approval methods to ensure that they take account of the impact of pesticide application on solitary and ground-nesting bees.
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