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Flood Control

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 11th June 2009.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what progress has been made in implementing a service level agreement to ensure co-ordination between the recovery operations of different authorities during a flood; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the agreement.

Photo of Rosie Winterton Rosie Winterton Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (Yorkshire and the Humber), Minister of State (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Local Government) (also in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (Regional Economic Development and Co-ordination); (also in the Department for Communities and Local Government)

The Government offices in the regions have the responsibility of ensuring coherence and co-ordinating between recovery operations of different authorities during a flood. The 'Core Regional Resilience Capability' document, which formalises this role, was agreed in December 2008 and is now in force.

I am today placing a copy of this document in the Library.

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