Floods: Housing

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

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Martyn Jones Martyn Jones Labour, Clwyd South

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he has taken since the summer 2007 floods to reduce the risk of flooding in residential areas; what steps he is planning to take; and if he will make a statement.

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

Sir Michael Pitt and his team produced an interim review of the 2007 summer floods in December and a final report is intended to be produced this summer.

15 urgent recommendations were highlighted for Government, its Agencies and others to take action. Updates on how these recommendations are being taken forward will be made available soon.

In addition, we expect to make a range of announcements on how to manage surface water drainage better in the upcoming Government Water Strategy.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes1 person thinks so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.