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ABI comments on EFRA Committee report on Defra Performance in 2013 14

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee has published a report on Defra performance in 2013-14.

Commenting on the publication, an ABI spokesperson said:

"The EFRA Committee’s report further highlights that greater investment is desperately needed for flood defences and effective land and water management.

"The report reinforces the aims of the ABI’s recently launched Flood Free Homes campaign which recognises that flooding is the greatest natural threat the UK faces.

"To substantially reduce the risk of flooding in the UK, we need Government to spend £1bn a year on managing flood risk to keep pace with climate change, a zero-tolerance on building new developments in flood risk areas, and cross- party consensus to ensure long term ambitious solutions to manage flood risk."

Last updated 01/07/2016