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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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 Flood Control remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to improve the resilience of (a) homes and (b) businesses against flooding. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
star this property answer text <p>This is a devolved matter and the information provided therefore relates to England only.</p><p> </p><p>In England, we are working with the commercial and technical sectors through a business led Property Flood Resilience Roundtable, to increase the uptake of flood resilience approaches (recoverability and resistance), both by homes and businesses, in areas at risk of flooding.</p><p> </p><p>Flood Re was established in 2016 to help improve the affordability and availability of Flood Insurance for homes at high risk of flooding across the whole of the UK (including Wales). Flood Re is required to take action to help the flood insurance market transition to one that is risk reflective by 2039. This includes exploring ways in which Flood Re can help improve the uptake of flood resilience measures in homes at risk of flooding.</p><p> </p><p>Our investment programme will better protect at least 300,000 homes from the risk of all flooding and coastal erosion by 2020/21. Up to 60,000 commercial properties have also benefited from better protection thanks to these schemes.</p><p> </p><p>Property Flood Resistance schemes are eligible for GIA and are used where it is technically or financially difficult to use other mechanisms and for residual risk to increase the level of protection from an asset.</p><p> </p>
unstar 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 2019-05-14T16:10:23.877Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T16:10:23.877Z
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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 Chris Ruane more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-10-17more like thismore than 2018-10-17
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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 Flood Control remove filter
star this property house id 1 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, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to make it mandatory for (a) utility companies and (b) the private sector to contribute financially to flood protection when their infrastructure is at risk. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 180729 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-22more like thismore than 2018-10-22
star this property answer text <p>Utility companies are responsible for the resilience of their supplies. The 2016 National Flood Resilience Review requires utility companies to develop plans for permanently improving resilience of service provision from the most severe flood events.</p><p> </p><p><br></p><p>In 2019, we will update the national flood and coastal erosion risk management strategy, looking to strengthen joint delivery across organisations. We will look at current partnership arrangements ahead of a review of funding needs beyond 2021, seeking to attract more non-public sector investment, and make sure all relevant agencies are able to respond quickly and effectively to support communities if and when flooding does occur.</p> more like this
unstar 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 2018-10-22T11:32:07.403Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-22T11:32:07.403Z
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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 Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-10-17more like thismore than 2018-10-17
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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 Flood Control remove filter
star this property house id 1 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, with reference to the 2018 NAO report on the financial sustainability of local authorities published by the NAO in March 2018, what plans he has to (a) promote a sustainable means of funding flood defences and (b) mitigate the risk that flooding presents to communities and the economy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 180730 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-22more like thismore than 2018-10-22
star this property answer text <p>The NAO report states that while local authority spending power has decreased, local Government spending on floods has increased by 29% in real terms since 2010.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>This Government is investing £2.6 billion capital to better protect the country from flooding. £2.6 billion is a real terms increase – up from £1.7 billion in the 2010-2015 Parliament, and £1.5 billion between 2005 and 2010. Local authorities have access to this funding for flood defence improvements on the same terms as the Environment Agency and internal drainage boards.</p><p> </p><p>Other funding for local authority needs, including for local flood management, is provided by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. Over this spending period, councils will be able to access more than £200 billion to spend on local services. The majority of this funding is non-ring-fenced as it is for local authorities, who are independent of central Government, to manage their budgets in line with locally determined priorities.</p><p> </p>
unstar 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 2018-10-22T09:56:47.597Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-22T09:56:47.597Z
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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 Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-09-10more like thismore than 2018-09-10
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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 Flood Control remove filter
star this property house id 1 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 assessment his Department has made of the flood defence capacity in postcodes affected by Storm Desmond in 2015-2016 to prevent flooding in (a) 100 year weather event (b) a 30 year weather event and (c) and a 10 year weather event. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Westmorland and Lonsdale more like this
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Tim Farron more like this
star this property uin 172490 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-18more like thismore than 2018-09-18
star this property answer text <p>The Environment Agency (EA) does not asses flood defence capacity by postcode. Maps showing flood risk throughout England can be found online here:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/long-term-flood-risk/map" target="_blank">https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/long-term-flood-risk/map</a>.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The maps indicate where flood risk is high, medium and low; taking into account existing flood defences.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The EA targets investment to reduce the risks of flooding and coastal erosion to as many people as possible, and to get the best outcome for every pound spent. Details of the EA’s programme of flood and coastal erosion risk management schemes can be found online here:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/programme-of-flood-and-coastal-erosion-risk-management-schemes" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/programme-of-flood-and-coastal-erosion-risk-management-schemes</a>.</p><p> </p>
unstar 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 2018-09-18T12:30:41.44Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-18T12:30:41.44Z
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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 Tim Farron more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-09-10more like thismore than 2018-09-10
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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 Flood Control remove filter
star this property house id 1 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 powers his Department has to require water companies to invest in flood defences in areas affected by flooding; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Westmorland and Lonsdale more like this
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Tim Farron more like this
star this property uin 172492 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-18more like thismore than 2018-09-18
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s broad approach to resilience of infrastructure from natural hazards (including flooding) is that responsibility lies principally with owners and operators. While there are no specific requirements for water companies to invest in flood defences to ensure their assets are flood resilient, they are required to ensure clean drinking water supplies and so should protect their assets from hazards accordingly. They are also responsible for managing the risks of flooding from surface water and foul or combined sewer systems providing drainage from buildings and yards.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The 2016 National Flood Resilience Review requires water utilities to develop plans for permanently improving resilience of service provision to significant local communities from the most severe flood events. “Resilience in the round” is a key theme of the water sector Price Review 2019 (PR19), with Ofwat’s methodology and performance expectations for water companies including specific commitments on resilience to drought and flooding.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Defra expects Ofwat to challenge water companies to make sure that they assess the resilience of their system and infrastructure against the full range of potential hazards and threats and take proportionate steps to improve resilience where required. This could include promoting, adopting or maintaining sustainable drainage systems or co-investing in flood risk management, investing in permanent defences to protect key assets, as well as working creatively with partners “upstream” as a means of effectively draining their area and delivering multiple benefits where possible.</p><p> </p>
unstar 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 2018-09-18T12:35:08.293Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-18T12:35:08.293Z
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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 Tim Farron more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-03-13more like thismore than 2018-03-13
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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 Flood Control remove filter
star this property house id 1 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, if his Department will take steps to prohibit the scorching of moorland in areas surrounding rivers and lakes with a high flood risk. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
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Alex Sobel more like this
star this property uin 132265 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-16more like thismore than 2018-03-16
star this property answer text <p>The Heather and Grass Burning regulations 2007 prohibits the burning of heather, rough grass, bracken, gorse or vaccinium, except under licence from Natural England (NE), in a manner that exposes bare soil which extends more than 25m along the bank of a watercourse and is more than a metre wide. NE must be satisfied that the proposed burning is for conservation, enhancement or management of the natural environment for the benefit of present and future generations, or for the safety of a person.</p><p> </p><p>The Heather and Grass Burning Code 2007 also outlines good practice on planning where to burn and how to burn safely and responsibly.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar 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 2018-03-16T14:40:37.707Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-16T14:40:37.707Z
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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 Alex Sobel more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-12-05more like thismore than 2017-12-05
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of public spending on flood prevention in (a) Fylde constituency and (b) the UK in each of the (i) next and (ii) last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Fylde more like this
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Mark Menzies more like this
star this property uin 117628 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-13more like thismore than 2017-12-13
star this property answer text <p><strong> </strong></p><p>The table below summarises Government investment (Flood Defence Grant in Aid or FDGiA) to flood and coastal risk management schemes in the Fylde constituency and England between April 2012 and March 2021.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Fylde FDGiA (£k)</p></td><td><p>England FDGiA (£m)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>210</p></td><td><p>269</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>595</p></td><td><p>315</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>112</p></td><td><p>479</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>403</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>657</p></td><td><p>447</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>15,100</p></td><td><p>413</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018/19</p></td><td><p>6,317</p></td><td><p>450</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2019/20</p></td><td><p>84</p></td><td><p>490</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2020/21</p></td><td><p>79</p></td><td><p>459</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
unstar 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 2017-12-13T14:58:12.883Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-13T14:58:12.883Z
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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 Mark Menzies more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-21more like thismore than 2017-11-21
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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 Flood Control remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many lead local flood authorities have (a) completed and (b) not completed a local flood risk management strategy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wakefield more like this
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Mary Creagh more like this
star this property uin 114776 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-27more like thismore than 2017-11-27
star this property answer text <p>Lead Local Flood Authorities (LLFAs) are required to report on progress with their strategies on an annual basis and the last annual collection was as of 31 March 2017. Following this, I wrote in July to the outstanding authorities and as a result, as of the beginning of November 2017, out of the 152 in England:</p><p> </p><ol><li><p>143 have completed and published their strategy; and</p></li><li><p>9 have either completed their public consultation or were at public consultation stage on their draft.</p><p> </p></li></ol><p>The Department is continuing to monitor progress with the Lead Local Flood Authorities that have not yet completed their strategy.</p> more like this
unstar 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 2017-11-27T11:48:14.75Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-27T11:48:14.75Z
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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 Mary Creagh more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-21more like thismore than 2017-11-21
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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 Flood Control remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the cost of completed Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management (FCERM) projects across England in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 114780 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-11more like thismore than 2017-12-11
star this property answer text <p>The Government estimates that there has been the following amount of capital spending on Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management projects in each year since 2010:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£million</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>399</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>298</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>296</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>358</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>522</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>450</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>502</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>These figures include schemes costing below £100k, which were previously not geo-located, and include Capital costs, as well as capital investments spent on EA activities including the FCRM attributable to flood protection.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
unstar 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 2017-12-11T15:09:52.547Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-11T15:09:52.547Z
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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 Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-21more like thismore than 2017-11-21
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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 Flood Control remove filter
star this property house id 1 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 steps he has taken to ensure that water companies invest in flood mitigation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Copeland more like this
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Trudy Harrison more like this
star this property uin 114929 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-28more like thismore than 2017-11-28
star this property answer text <p>On 13 September, the Government issued a strategic policy statement to Ofwat. This set out clear priorities for Ofwat to secure the water industry’s long-term resilience to flooding, drought, and other risks, and to protect vulnerable customers. The policy statement makes clear that we expect Ofwat to challenge companies to assess the resilience of their systems and infrastructure against flooding and take proportionate steps to improve resilience where required.</p> more like this
unstar 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 2017-11-28T14:56:24.33Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-28T14:56:24.33Z
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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 Trudy Harrison more like this