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Volume 477: debated on Monday 16 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether he plans to change the criteria for assessing reservoir safety from a capacity-based definition to one based on risk; and if he will make a statement. (210854)

[holding answer 13 June 2008]: Reservoir safety issues are being considered by Sir Michael Pitt in his independent review of last summer’s floods and I await his recommendations.