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Floods: Repairs and Maintenance

Volume 485: debated on Tuesday 16 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will review building regulations to ensure flood resilient repair following a flood; and if he will make a statement. (242593)

I have been asked to reply.

Recommendation 11 of ‘The Pitt Review: Lessons learned from the 2007 floods’ was that:

“Building Regulations should be revised to ensure that all new or refurbished buildings in high flood-risk areas are flood resistant or resilient".

We will shortly be announcing the Government's response to the Pitt report.