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Housing: Insurance

Volume 469: debated on Monday 10 December 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what recent representations he has received on insurance industries offering home insurance to new developments built against Environment Agency advice; (172069)

(2) what recent discussions he has held with the insurance industry on the affordability of insurance for properties at risk of flooding.

There is a continuing dialogue with the Environment Agency, the Department for Communities and Local Government and the Association of British Insurers on this issue with the aim of ensuring widespread availability of insurance cover for flooding.

I refer the hon. Member to the answers I gave her on 12 November 2007, Official Report, column 14W.