Last week, Bath’s MP Wera Hobhouse raised the “nature emergency” in Parliament, asking the Government to listen to the “157 constituents” that have written to her about this since January.
In response, Minister Victoria Prentis assured Bath’s MP that “this Government committed” to environmental protection. Specifically, Wera Hobhouse raised concerns about the use of insecticides, which harm pollinators such as bees, who are crucial for maintaining biodiversity.
After the exchange, Wera Hobhouse said:
“I am encouraged to hear that this Government is committed to environmental protection, but their actions do not match their warm words. Currently, some of the most environmentally damaging insecticides are still available on a case-by-case basis to be used on farmland across the country.
People in Bath have made it very clear to me where they stand on this issue. We must protect the environment around our beautiful city and ensure that bees – and other valuable creatures that foster biodiversity – are protected. We are in the midst of a climate and nature emergency. We cannot afford to continue damaging our environment in these ways.”
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