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 Bob Stewart Bob Stewart Conservative, Beckenham 12:44 pm, 15th March 2019

My hon. Friend refers to weather, to which flooding is obviously directly attributable, but in my constituency the water table rose and it was almost impossible to get rid of the water. It just kept coming and flooded a huge number of houses, particularly those with cellars. I do not understand what we can do about that.