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Flood Control: Databases

Volume 486: debated on Wednesday 14 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether flood risk address information will be made available (a) publicly and (b) to interested parties. (242592)

The Environment Agency makes information from its National Flood Risk Assessment available to the public via their website. This information can be searched by postcode and provides an indication of flood risk for areas rather than particular properties. On payment of a small charge, the Environment Agency will also provide any more detailed information that it holds, but again this generally relates to areas rather than properties.

Information from the National Flood Risk Assessment is also supplied to insurers and other organisations.