Flood Defences (Leeds)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 7:32 pm on 27th January 2016.

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Photo of Rory Stewart Rory Stewart The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 7:32 pm, 27th January 2016

Thank you very much indeed, Madam Deputy Speaker. In that case, I shall exploit my five minutes.

Hilary Benn made a powerful argument as someone who was involved. To some extent, he embraced the £44 million scheme, but he would like much more to be done and a higher level of protection throughout the city. Fabian Hamilton made a powerful contribution, with an argument for an economic centre. We also heard from Richard Burgon, my hon. Friends the Members for Calder Valley (Craig Whittaker) and for Pudsey (Stuart Andrew), and finally from Mary Creagh, who made a strong argument about how all of this should be tied together.