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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Farms: Floods 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 his Department's policy is on financial support for farmers affected by heavy flooding. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
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David Simpson more like this
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star this property answer text <p>It is the long-standing policy of successive Governments that compensation is not paid for losses due to damage caused by flooding or coastal erosion. This is because, except in very limited circumstance, no-one has a right to flood or coastal erosion defences or, if defences are provided, there is no legal requirement to provide any particular standard of defence.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Farms are businesses and, like all businesses, should take actions to try and limit the impacts of flooding on their property or assets, and aim to have insurance in place for any losses incurred by a flood.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2018-11-26T15:25:27.76Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-26T15:25:27.76Z
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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 David Simpson more like this