Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:01 pm on 4th March 2020.

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Photo of Craig Whittaker Craig Whittaker Assistant Whip 2:01 pm, 4th March 2020

I wish to start by saying how disappointing it is again to see a great opportunity lost in this Opposition day debate. The Opposition have, basically and plainly, just failed to ask the right questions. We do not need an independent review to know what happened in the floods. Most MPs whose constituencies were flooded this time, and many times before, know exactly where all the water comes from in their constituencies. On top of that, we had four times the monthly rainfall in just 24 hours. The information is already there; all a review would do is waste more time and more money.