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Flooding (Domestic Premises)

Volume 951: debated on Tuesday 13 June 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he is satisfied with measures taken to provide restitution of houses and household effects in parts of Wales recently affected by flooding and especially those affected by flooding from coal waste tips.

As regards immediate assistance, I have no evidence that the measures taken by the local authorities and emergency services were inadequate. Restitution for the damage incurred is primarily a matter for insurers. In the recent case at Trethomas I understand that the Rhymney Valley District Council has invited uninsured householders to inform it, without prejudice, what claims they wish to make.