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Volume 485: debated on Tuesday 9 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what progress has been made on the implementation of the recommendations in Sir Michael Pitt’s final report on the 2007 floods that the automatic right to connect surface water drainage from new developments to the sewerage system be removed. (240888)

I have been asked to reply.

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.