Rivers Authorities and Land Drainage Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:44 pm on 15th March 2019.

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Photo of David Warburton David Warburton Conservative, Somerton and Frome 12:44 pm, 15th March 2019

I am very glad to hear it.

As we experienced just this week with Storm Gareth, which brought high winds and heavy rainfall, we are powerless to control the weather, but that is not so with flooding. Things can be done to reduce the likelihood and the impact of floods. We can and we do help our communities to better manage the risk of flooding of their homes and businesses by constantly assessing the risk and taking strategic action to be better prepared so that when the weather is against us, there is less risk to life, livelihoods and property and recovery is quicker.