HC Deb 30 January 2003 vol 398 cc954-5W
22. Sir Michael Spicer

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has to use money allocated to flood defence for self-help schemes aimed at securing insurance at reasonable rates against flooding. [94179]

Mr. Morley

The Government currently have no plans to draw on flood defence budgets to award money to individual householders to install flood protection measures at their homes. Individuals are, however, encouraged to consider with their insurers whether investment in such devices will enable them to secure a reduction in their premiums. The development of standards for these devices has been supported by the Government.

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