Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 5th February 2008.

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Photo of Bob Neill Bob Neill Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government), Deputy Chair, Conservative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will place the Environment Agency's flood mapping data in the public domain for use without charge.

Photo of Phil Woolas Phil Woolas Minister of State (Environment), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The Environment Agency's flood mapping data, which provide information on flood risk from rivers and the sea, is already publicly available on the internet. Additional flood mapping data and flood defence information are available from the Environment Agency in response to requests for access, subject to the Environment Agency's standard licence terms and conditions.

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