Winter Floods

Part of Business of the House – in the House of Commons at 11:49 am on 6th February 2014.

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Photo of Mark Pritchard Mark Pritchard Conservative, The Wrekin 11:49 am, 6th February 2014

The floods have caused huge anxiety not only in south-west England but in some parts of Shropshire. Does the Secretary of State agree that one way to mitigate future flooding is to ensure that new home development is not excessive, and also bears in mind the physical infrastructure such as drainage in local towns and villages?