Flood Prevention APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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To discuss and further flood prevention across the UK, and minimise the impact of flooding on members of the public and British businesses.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.

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Recent Documents related to Flood Prevention

1. Beavers arrive in Essex to play their part in flood prevention
20/03/2019 - Environment Agency (EA)
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Found: Beavers arrive in Essex to play their part in flood prevention - GOV.UK document

2. The National Caravan Council (NCC) - written evidence
19/06/2019 - Inquiry: Coastal flooding and adaptation to climate change - Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
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Found: Messages: •         Government should prioritise prevention and evacuation plans for residential park home

3. Public urged not to take dangerous risks as Storm Diana hits Britain
29/11/2018 - Environment Agency (EA)
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Found: life-endangering risks such as driving through flood water, taking ‘storm selfies’ and wave watching

4. Climate Vision - written evidence
09/09/2019 - Inquiry: Coastal flooding and adaptation to climate change - Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
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Found: the South West Regional Flood and Coastal Committee, Cornwall Community Flood Forum (Chair 2014-December

5. First part of Mytholmroyd flood defences finished
18/02/2019 - Environment Agency (EA)
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Found: First part of Mytholmroyd flood defences finished - GOV.UK

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Flood Prevention

1. Flooding Preparedness: Yorkshire
30/09/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: that although £170 million has been announced for flood projects, not one of them is in Doncaster. They - Speech Link
2: the South Yorkshire flood summit. If I am not mistaken, though, a Yorkshire-wide flood summit was promised - Speech Link
3: imminent completion, but we need to prevent the next flood, not just react to the last one, and that requires - Speech Link

2. Flooding: Staffordshire
07/10/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: Staffordshire is who to call when your house starts to flood. We all know who to call when a crime is being committed - Speech Link
2: emergencies, which would be linked to our Staffordshire flood control centre, and that having an agency with statutory - Speech Link

3. Flooding Update
25/02/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: national flood response centre on Friday 14 February. The Environment Agency issued 348 flood warnings - Speech Link

4. Future Flood Prevention
27/02/2017 - Commons Chamber

1: Food and Rural Affairs Committee, Future flood prevention, HC 115, the Government response, HC 926, - Speech Link
2: today’s estimates debate on the future of flood prevention. Flooding is one of those issues that is rarely - Speech Link
3: Will my hon. Friend join me in paying tribute to flood wardens? Earby, in my constituency, was badly affected - Speech Link

5. Upper Catchment Management
26/04/2017 - Westminster Hall

1: aspiration, not a reality. We need far tighter flood governance to support people when planning, during - Speech Link
2: research, which will improve our climate, reduce flood risk and reduce the prospect of spending so much - Speech Link
3: There is also some more conventional concrete flood storage, but in my constituency it is almost like - Speech Link

6. Flooding
24/02/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: anticipation of the storm, we stood up the national flood response centre on Friday 14 February. The scale - Speech Link

7. Flood Defence Projects: South-west
07/02/2017 - Westminster Hall

1: That this House has considered management of flood defence projects in the South West.I am delighted - Speech Link

8. Looe Flood Protection Project
23/04/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: tides, are making flooding commonplace. Typically, flood events occur several times a year. During the 2013-14 - Speech Link
2: has to be moved to the top of the hill during a flood. Essential transport links are at risk, including - Speech Link

9. Oxford West and Abingdon: Flooding
24/02/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: to discuss, including the delays in the Oxford flood alleviation scheme, funding for the Abingdon scheme - Speech Link

10. Flood Insurance for Businesses
08/02/2016 - Commons Chamber

1: and, most recently, funding to repair and improve flood defences in the village of Mytholmroyd, which was - Speech Link
2: the Government have in developing some form of Flood Re type scheme for businesses, perhaps with some - Speech Link
3: that it would not turn down any small business for flood insurance, I can tell Members that, having spoken - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Flood Prevention
1. Flood Control: Somerset
asked by: Lord Patten
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the performance of flood prevention and mitigation measures in Somerset in 2020.

2. Flood Control
asked by: Luke Evans
... what recent assessment he has made of the effect of dredging rivers on flood prevention.

3. Flood Control: Fylde
asked by: Mark Menzies
... what recent steps his Department has taken to improve flood prevention in rural Fylde.

4. Flood Control: Reading
asked by: Matt Rodda
... what the timetable is for carrying out flood prevention work at the River Thames in Reading.

5. Flood Control: Oxfordshire
asked by: Layla Moran
... if he will make an assessment of the adequacy of flood prevention schemes in small conurbations in Oxfordshire.

Latest Questions
5 Current APPG Officers
Laurence Robertson Portrait
Laurence Robertson
Vice Chair
Conservative - Tewkesbury
Joined: 30th July 2015
Cat Smith Portrait
Cat Smith
Labour - Lancaster and Fleetwood
Joined: 28th September 2017
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Rachael Maskell MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 4525.

Email: rachael.maskell.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Liz Chettleburgh, Aviva, Carrara 8, 8 Surrey Street, Norwich NR1 3NG. Tel: 07800 694 151

Email: liz.chettleburgh@aviva.com

No benefits in kind are on record for the Flood Prevention APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Flood Prevention APPG

Former APPG Officers
John Grogan Portrait
John Grogan
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Keighley
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Geraint Davies Portrait
Geraint Davies
Vice Chair
Labour (Co-op) - Swansea West
Joined: 16th March 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
Sheryll Murray Portrait
Sheryll Murray
Conservative - South East Cornwall
Joined: 2nd January 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
None Portrait
John Mc Nally
Chair & Registered Contact
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
Nia Griffith Portrait
Nia Griffith
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Llanelli
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 23rd December 2015