HC Deb 17 February 1964 vol 689 cc146-7W
75. Mr. Wall

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether bee-keeping is treated as an agricultural or a horticultural activity; and what assistance he proposes to give to commercial bee-keepers.

Mr. Scott-Hopkins

Bee-keeping, as a form of livestock keeping, comes under agriculture. The Government already help bee-keepers, mainly by controlling bee diseases, through research and with advice which is freely given by the National Agricultural Advisory Service. I am sending full details to my hon. Friend. My right hon. Friend has no additional forms of assistance in mind for bee-keepers at present.