Upper Catchment Management

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 4:30 pm on 26th April 2017.

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Photo of Craig Whittaker Craig Whittaker Conservative, Calder Valley 4:30 pm, 26th April 2017

I fully understand what the hon. Lady says, but we only have to look a few miles to the west of York, to my constituency of Calder Valley, to see what the Government have done. They have done a tremendous job in developing a full catchment plan that looks at how agencies work together, tree planting, leaky dams, grip blocking and the management of reservoirs. Does she not agree that the Government’s focus, particularly since the Boxing day floods, has moved away from the bog standard, “Let’s build a wall”, to having an upper catchment plan, which is exactly what we have in the Calder Valley?