Pollinators and Pesticides - Environmental Audit Committee Contents

Formal Minutes

Monday 25 March 2013

Members present:

Joan Walley, in the Chair
Peter Aldous

Neil Carmichael

Martin Caton

Zac Goldsmith

Mark Lazarowicz

Caroline Lucas

Dr Matthew Offord

Mr Mark Spencer

Dr Alan Whitehead

Simon Wright

The following declarations of interest relating to the inquiry were made:

27 July 2010

Peter Aldous declared an interest as a partner in a family farm near Halesworth, Suffolk, and having a beneficial interest in a farm near Ipswich, Suffolk.

Neil Carmichael declared an interest in receiving rental income from two farms in Northumberland.

Mr Mark Spencer declared an interest as a partner in CH Spencer and Son (farmers, Mapperley Plains, Notts), receiving rental income from Spring Lane Farm, Sherwood, and Floralands Garden Centre, Sherwood, and as a shareholder in Floralands Ltd (garden centre).

Draft Report (Pollinators and pesticides), proposed by the Chair, brought up and read.

Ordered, That the Draft Report be read a second time, paragraph by paragraph.

Paragraphs 1 to 95 read and agreed to.

Summary and Annex agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the Seventh Report of the Committee to the House.

Ordered, That the Chair make the Report to the House.

Ordered, That embargoed copies of the Report be made available, in accordance with the provisions of Standing Order No. 134.

Written evidence was ordered to be reported to the House for printing with the Report, in addition to that ordered to be reported for publishing on 24 and 31 October, 13, 21 and 28 November, 4 and 12 December 2012, 9 and 16 January, and 6, 13 and 27 February 2013.

[Adjourned till Wednesday 17 April 2013 at 2 pm

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