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Floods: Peterborough

Volume 494: debated on Thursday 25 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent estimate he has made of the number and proportion of buildings in Peterborough which (a) are not flood-resistant and (b) are flood resilient. (281664)

DEFRA has made no estimate of the number of properties in Peterborough that are, or are not flood resistant or resilient.

We are considering how a realistic national estimate can be effectively and economically achieved using information sourced locally. The route for providing the appropriate information for such an estimate will be clearer after the passage of the Flood and Water Management Bill through Parliament.