Flood Control

Duchy of Lancaster written question – answered at on 2 June 2009.

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Photo of Anne McIntosh Anne McIntosh Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

(1) whether the updated national recovery guidance will include guidance on pre-planned arrangements to meet the costs of recovery from flooding;

(2) by what date he expects the national recovery guidance to have been updated as recommended in the Pitt report on the floods of summer 2007; and whether the updated guidance will include guidance on (a) local and (b) central recovery reporting.

Photo of Tom Watson Tom Watson Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office), Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee

The National Recovery Guidance was first published (online) in October 2007 and has been regularly updated since then, taking on board lessons from incidents and exercises, including recommendations from the Pitt Review.

Guidance on pre-planned arrangements to meet the costs of recovery from flooding (and all other emergencies), and guidance on local and central recovery reporting, has been consulted on as part of a wider consultation on revisions to "Emergency Response and Recovery", the non-statutory guidance that accompanies the Civil Contingencies Act. This consultation closed on 24 April.

The final revised version of "Emergency Response and Recovery" will be published later this year.

Once "Emergency Response and Recovery" is published, the National Recovery Guidance will be updated to include the agreed guidance on pre-planned arrangements to meet the costs of recovery from flooding and guidance on local and central recovery reporting.

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