Flood Prevention APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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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.

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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
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Found: Beavers arrive in Essex to play their part in flood prevention - GOV.UK document

2. Flooding extension of the Green Homes Grant
08/02/2021 - Early Day Motions

Found: Majesty's Government to fund more flood defences and flood prevention in areas affected; worries about

16/04/2018 - Early Day Motions

Found: greater recognition to the economic case for flood prevention in affected communities; registers its disappointment

4. 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

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

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. Flood Plains: Housing Development
24/06/2021 - Grand Committee

1: building major new housing developments on functional flood plains in the context of climate change; and whether - Speech Link
2: definition of a functional flood plain is“land which would naturally flood with an annual probability - Speech Link

5. 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

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Flood Prevention
1. Flood Control
asked by: Kelly Tolhurst
... what steps his Department is taking to ensure adequate flood defences in England.

2. Flood Control
asked by: Diana Johnson
...What steps he is taking to secure long-term funding for nature-based flooding solutions.

3. Flood Control
asked by: Greg Knight
... what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of river dredging to remove silt and reduce the incidence of flooding; and if he will make a statement.

4. Flood Control
asked by: Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to reduce the risk of flooding for communities that have already experienced flooding in the last 12 months.

5. Flood Control
asked by: Stephanie Peacock
... what plans he has to convene an emergency flood summit before a major flood event to ensure that adequate resources are available to (a) local authorities and (b) the Environment Agency in order to protect communities.

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4 Current APPG Officers
Daniel Kawczynski Portrait
Daniel Kawczynski
Vice Chair
Conservative - Shrewsbury and Atcham
Joined: 25th August 2021
Apsana Begum Portrait
Apsana Begum
Vice Chair
Labour - Poplar and Limehouse
Joined: 25th August 2021
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
Laurence Robertson Portrait
Laurence Robertson
Vice Chair
Conservative - Tewkesbury
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd June 2021
Cat Smith Portrait
Cat Smith
Labour - Lancaster and Fleetwood
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 2nd June 2021
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
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
1 APPG Membership
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