Skip to main content

Flood Control

Volume 483: debated on Tuesday 18 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions his Department has made to Ofwat with respect to the future pricing review on (a) sewage flooding, (b) preventing flooding from storm water drains and (c) other matters. (235661)

DEFRA has issued statutory Social and Environmental Guidance to Ofwat. This provides Ofwat with a steer on the key environmental and social policies that the Government expects it to contribute to in carrying out its role as the independent economic regulator of the water industry. It includes guidance on flooding and resilience. A copy is available on the DEFRA website.