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Bees

Volume 715: debated on Monday 14 December 2009

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the £10 million bee and pollinator health fund they plan to spend on honey bee health research. [HL549]

Under the terms of the insect pollinator initiative's funding consortium, it is not possible for any single member, including Defra, to ring-fence funds for any particular area. Full proposals from invited applicants must be submitted by 7 January. The proposals will be subject to peer review on the basis of their scientific quality, impact and strategic relevance.