This pack has been compiled ahead of the debate on the use of neonicotinoids on crops: in Westminster Hall on Monday 7 November 2015 at 4.30pm. The subject of this debate has been chosen by the Petitions Committee and will consider e-Petition 104796: Don't kill our bees! Immediately halt the use of Neonicotinoids on cropsJump to full report >>
Parliament will debate e-petition 104796 on 7 December 2015. The petition calls for a halt on the use of neonicotinoids due to their harm to bees and has 90,095 signatures to-date.
This debate pack note provides a quick overview of key developments and background for easy reference.
House of Commons Library briefing paper, Bees and Neonicotinoids, December 2015 provides background to this long-running issue from the introduction of the EU Commission’s restrictions on certain neonicotinoids to current reactions to the UK’s time-limited emergency authorisation of neonicotinoid seed treatments for oil seed rape in four English counties.
 European Commission Press Release, Bees and Pesticides: Commission to proceed with plan to better protect bees, 29 April 2013
Commons Debate packs CDP-2015-0117
Authors: Nikki Sutherland; Emma Downing