HC Deb 27 October 2003 vol 412 cc61-2WS
Miss McIntosh

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what discussions he has had with DEFRA on contingency plans for autumn flooding. [133587]

Mr. Alexander

My Department has held regular discussions with DEFRA about its contingency plans for flooding. It has contributed to a forthcoming DEFRA Plan for "Tidal and Fluvial Flooding in England". We are also working with DEFRA on a tabletop exercise to test its Lead Government Department responsibilities against a range of flooding scenarios.

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