Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 12th February 2014.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Labour, Vale of Clwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of local authority flood control centres during and after major flooding.

Photo of Dan Rogerson Dan Rogerson The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

There is much to commend local authorities for in how they have responded to and managed recent flooding events. However, in every emergency response there are lessons that can be learned to better inform us for the next event.

We will look at the communications between the different agencies involved and the preparedness of different organisations to carry out their respective responsibilities in order to identify ways to improve our response to future events.

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