HC Deb 09 November 2000 vol 356 c388W
Mr. Baker

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what steps he proposes to take to aid the business community affected by the recent floods in Lewes. [136567]

Mr. Morley

[holding answer 6 November 2000]: I have the utmost sympathy for all those affected by the flooding but no Government assistance is available, either to householders or businesses, as flooding is an insurable risk.

I have written to my hon. Friend the Paymaster General to bring to her attention the concerns expressed by the hon. Member, during the Adjournment Debate on 25 October, about deadlines for VAT and tax returns.