HC Deb 09 April 1925 vol 182 c2465W

asked the Minister of Agriculture if his Department take, or are prepared to take, any steps for the purpose of preventing a person selling bees, which have been diagnosed by a competent authority as suffering from acarine, and thus spreading the disease throughout the country?


I am advised that I have no powers to prevent the sale of diseased bees. I should be prepared to consider the introduction of legislation to deal with this matter if I were convinced that this step was called for, but I understand that considerable diversity of opinion exists among bee-keepers as to what measures should be adopted.

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