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star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property hansard heading Bees: Conservation more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what funding his Department has allocated to encourage farmers to plant more wildflowers to reverse the decline of bees. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme remove filter
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Paul Farrelly more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
star this property answer text <p>This is a devolved matter and the below information relates to England only.</p><p> </p><p>Natural England estimates that over £125 million has been allocated to support the sowing of wildflowers across Environmental Stewardship and Countryside Stewardship options, on agreements put in place between 2005 and the end of 2018.</p><p> </p><p>This expenditure on wildflower options, such as flower-rich margins or pollen and nectar mixtures, represents only a small proportion of total expenditure on habitats for bees, which will also benefit from payments for managing existing habitat such as protected sites or hedgerows.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is spending £2.9 billion on agri-environment schemes in England funded through our seven year Rural Development Programme. This funding will support the provision of habitat for bees and other wildlife.</p><p> </p><p>In 2015, Defra introduced the ‘Wild Pollinator and Farm Wildlife Package’ to Countryside Stewardship, to make it easier for farmers to provide flower-rich margins or pollen and nectar plots on fields to support wild pollinators. The package ensures that a minimum of 3% of the farm is converted to habitat for farm wildlife including bees and other pollinators.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-04-02T09:37:37.79Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-02T09:37:37.79Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this