[holding answer 18 June 2009]: DEFRA’s bee health research Rationale, Objectives, Appraisal, Monitoring and Evaluation statement (ROAME) was included as part of the public consultation on the Healthy Bees plan which commenced on 8 April 2008 and closed on 29 August 2008. The consultation documents were published on the DEFRA website and were sent to the following organisations:
Avon Beekeepers’ Association
Bedfordshire Beekeepers’ Association
Bee Diseases Insurance Ltd.
Bee Farmers’ Association
Bee Improvement and Bee Breeders Association
British Beekeepers’ Association
British Wax Refining Co. Ltd.
Buckingham Beekeepers’ Association
Central Association of Beekeepers
Chalfonts Beekeepers’ Society
Chesterfield Beekeepers’ Association
Commercial Queen Rearers’ Association Of The UK
Council of National Beekeeping Associations in the UK
Devon Beekeepers’ Association
Durham Beekeepers’ Association
Essex Beekeepers’ Association
Furness Beekeepers’ Association
Gloucestershire Beekeepers’ Association
Great Witley Beekeepers’ Association
Harrogate and Ripon Beekeepers
Kendal and S. Westmorland Beekeepers’ Association
Kent Beekeepers’ Association
Leicestershire and Rutland Beekeepers’ Association
London Beekeepers Association
Manchester and District Beekeepers’ Association
Meon Valley Beekeepers
Mid-Bucks Beekeepers’ Association
National Farmers’ Union
Newcastle and District Beekeepers’ Association
Northamptonshire Beekeepers’ Association
Northumberland Beekeepers’ Association
Southport and Formby Beekeepers
Surrey Beekeepers’ Association
Thurrock Beekeepers’ Association
West Sussex Beekeepers’ Association
Wiltshire Beekeepers’ Association
Women’s Food and Farming Union
Belchim Crop Protection UK
Biological Crop Protection Ltd.
Crop Protection Association
Koppert UK Ltd.
National Bee Supplies
National Office of Animal Health
Poth Hill and Co. Ltd.
Syngenta Bioline Ltd.
Vita (Europe) Ltd.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
C B Dennis British Beekeepers Research Trust
Country Smallholding Magazine
Horticulture Research International
International Bee Research Association
Marine Biological Association of the UK
National Diploma in Beekeeping
Natural Environment Research Council
Royal Agricultural Society of England
Honey Importers and Packers Association
Food and Drink Federation
Fresh Produce Consortium
First Honey Co-Operative
Health Food Manufactures Association
British Tomato Growers’ Association
Commercial Horticultural Association
Cucumber Growers’ Association
Horticultural Development Council
Horticultural Trades Association
Joint Nature Conservation Committee
Local Authorities Coordinators of Regulatory Services
Local Government Association
National Association of Agricultural Contractors
The consultation documents were also sent to 31 bee importers and three academics. Individual information cannot be disclosed due to the Data Protection Act. 86 responses were received.
The ROAME statement and the Evidence and Innovation strategy for bee health are published on the DEFRA website.
[holding answer 18 June 2009]: The allocations by percentage of DEFRA funding for honey bee health in each of the five financial years prior to 2007-08 are as follows:
NBU Rothamsted Research Warwick-HRI1 2003-04 10.3 45.5 44.2 2004-05 7 41 52 2005-06 0 17.8 82.2 2006-07 100 0 0 2007-08 100 0 0 1 Horticulture Research International was integrated with the university of Warwick on 1 April 2004 to form Warwick-HRI.
1 Horticulture Research International was integrated with the university of Warwick on 1 April 2004 to form Warwick-HRI.