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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:31 am on 13th February 2020.

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Photo of Antony Higginbotham Antony Higginbotham Conservative, Burnley 11:31 am, 13th February 2020

My right hon. Friend might be aware that on Boxing day 2015 the town of Padiham in my constituency suffered significant flooding, which caused serious damage to residents and businesses. Having been promised flood defences, and the funding having been put in place, residents were rightly concerned and angry last week when storm Ciara hit, as work on the defences has still not commenced. May we have a debate in Government time so that we can see whether we can speed up the delivery of those defences?