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Flooding Lessons Learned Review

Volume 485: debated on Tuesday 9 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he intends to implement the recommendations of the Pitt Review. (240509)

[holding answer 8 December 2008]: The Government's detailed response and a prioritised action plan will be published shortly.

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) which of the recommendations contained in Sir Michael Pitt's final report on the 2007 floods have been, or are in the process of being, implemented; (240886)

(2) when he expects to publish the full programme for implementation of the Pitt Report; and if he will make a statement;

(3) which of the recommendations contained in Sir Michael Pitt's interim report on the 2007 floods (a) have been and (b) are in the process of being implemented.

We have already taken a number of steps in response to Sir Michael Pitt's findings and will be publishing a detailed response together with a prioritised action plan shortly.