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Floods: Insurance Companies

Volume 470: debated on Thursday 10 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will include representatives of insurance companies in the work of local flood forums. (175667)

For emergency planning purposes, the principal mechanism for local multi-agency co-operation is the Local Resilience Forum; Local Flood Forums and Groups are independent of Government and free to liaise with whomever they choose. However, advice given on insurance issues to Local Resilience Forums and local responders on emergency situations is contained in National Recovery Guidance.

At the national level, Government work closely with the Association of British Insurers with the mutual aim of ensuring continued widespread availability of flood insurance cover.