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Floods: Repairs and Maintenance

Volume 476: debated on Tuesday 20 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will consider assigning the proceeds of the fine imposed on Severn Trent plc to improvement of the sewage and drainage systems in areas affected by last year's flooding; and if he will make a statement. [Official Report, 22 May 2008, Vol. 476, c. 6MC.] (206892)

Ofwat is required by law to pay the fines it collects from water companies into the consolidated fund.