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Volume 490: debated on Monday 23 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he expects the Cabinet sub-committee on floods to meet. (256543)

I have been asked to reply.

The Government published a detailed response to Sir Michael Pitt’s recommendations in December, and on this point, said that the new Committee would hold its inaugural meeting in the new year. Good progress is being made on the recommendations of the Pitt Review, and the Government will publish a progress update in the summer.

It is established practice that information relating to the proceedings of Cabinet Committees, including exactly when they are to meet, is not disclosed.