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Floods

Volume 463: debated on Monday 1 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many (a) properties and (b) businesses were affected by the summer 2007 floods, broken down by county. (155564)

[holding answer 17 September 2007]: Since the initial flooding in June, local authorities have been providing information about the number of residential properties and businesses affected by the summer floods. The information is held by local authority and region, rather than by county.

The figures, for properties, include only those residential properties where the habitable accommodation has been affected (that is, it excludes those where, for example, only garages and/or outbuildings were flooded).

The tables have been placed in the Library of the House.