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Flooding

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

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Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 5:11 pm, 24th February 2020

My right hon. Friend makes a very important point. The Environment Agency is monitoring groundwater levels very closely. It has been an extraordinarily wet winter, with land waterlogged and the water table already very high, so there will be parts of the country where groundwater flooding remains a risk.