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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:11 pm on 24th February 2020.

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Photo of Holly Lynch Holly Lynch Labour, Halifax 5:11 pm, 24th February 2020

Cobra met twice on Boxing day in 2015 and again on 27 December. It was instrumental in unlocking the funding and resources we needed to recover in the Calder Valley. Whatever was stepped up this time was absolutely not comparable in providing the practical help we needed very quickly in Calderdale on this occasion. Can the Secretary of State tell me when the guidance on grants for resilience will be made available to local authorities? Will he confirm that those grants will be available for those who flooded in 2015 and claimed then, but have since flooded again?