HC Deb 15 July 1987 vol 119 c527W
24. Mr. Stanbrook

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make it his policy to delete bees from any list of urban pests to be contained in guidance given to local authorities following the reference given in appendix D, paragraph D23, of the Green Paper "Air Pollution Control"; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Moynihan

We are giving very careful consideration to the representations submitted by beekeepers and beekeeping organisations, and by local authorities and other bodies, regarding the proposal in the consultation paper on air pollution control in Great Britain to extend the scope of section 74 of the Public Health Act 1961 to allow local authorities to deal with nuisance from various species, of which bees were given as an example.