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Volume 886: debated on Friday 21 February 1975

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he has any plans to subsidise sugar to beekeepers during the coming season.

No. My officials, in consultation with the sugar industry, the British Bee-Keepers Association and the Bee Farmers Association, have tried to help ensure that adequate supplies of sugar are available for feeding to bees, but it has been made clear throughout that there can be no question of a subsidy.