§ 12. Mr. Leigh
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on recent progress made by(a) her Department and (b) the Environment Agency in implementing the recommendations made by the Committee of Public Accounts in its report on inland flood defence. 
§ Mr. Morley
In their report, the Committee recognised that improvements had been made but rightly focused on areas where, in their opinion, we could do more. Many of their recommendations fall directly to the Environment Agency as the country's main provider of flood defences and because of its supervisory and flood warning responsibilities. We continue to work with them to address the Committee's recommendations.