Flood Control: Yorkshire and the Humber

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 16th September 2020.

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Photo of Dan Jarvis Dan Jarvis Labour, Barnsley Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs of 10 September 2020, Official Report, column 759, when he plans to hold the Yorkshire flood summit.

Photo of Rebecca Pow Rebecca Pow The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The Government recognises the impact that flooding has had on individuals and local communities and sympathises with all those affected. I have been in contact with Hon. Members from the South Yorkshire area on the issue of a round table.

Prior to lockdown, Defra officials were working to set this up. However, the coronavirus pandemic has caused delays. Officials continue to work on the logistics for holding a meeting in response to the November 2019 flooding and I expect to be able to confirm a date very soon.

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