Floods

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 discussions he has had with the Association of British Insurers and other relevant organisations about exploring and developing technological and process improvements to speed up the drying out and stabilising process after a household or business has been flooded.

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

There have been no discussions with the Association of British Insurers or other relevant organisations on this matter. DEFRA has policy responsibility for flood and coastal erosion risk management. Operating authorities and technical experts are free to investigate the effectiveness of any technique or material, subject to existing regulatory constraints.

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