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Bees: Electromagnetic Fields

Volume 462: debated on Monday 25 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the potential effects of the wider use of Wi-Fi technology on bee populations. (145061)

DEFRA has not made any assessment of the effects of electronic telecommunications networks on bee populations as there is no evidence to suggest that there is any link between this technology and colony mortality. Should a link emerge, DEFRA will consider what action should be taken.