HC Deb 27 March 1941 vol 370 cc721-2W
Mr. Liddall

asked the Minister of Agriculture what success his Department has had in inducing fruit and flower growers to take up honey production as a permanent source of home food supply, and in which localities; and whether the matter is under further consideration?

Mr. T. Williams

My right hon. Friend has not thought it desirable to take special steps to stimulate the production of honey during the war, but facilities have been provided to enable honey production to be maintained as far as possible at its pre-war level. He is also proposing to take steps in the near future to arrest the spread of brood disease of bees, which is becoming a serious menace to beekeepers in many parts of the country.