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Flood Control: Databases

Volume 485: debated on Tuesday 16 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will allow insurance companies and other interested parties access to the national coastal defence database. (242591)

The Environment Agency has developed and now operates a National Flood and Coastal Defence Database (NFCDD).

Insurers are not provided with direct access to extract data from the NFCDD and requests for data are considered on a case by case basis.

NFCDD information is used to derive the Environment Agency’s national flood risk assessment and other products which are made available to insurers.