Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Elizabeth Truss, made a statement in the House of Commons on Monday 7 December 2015 on flooding in England.
Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Kerry McCarthy, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.
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House of Commons Library analysis
The House of Commons Library produces briefing papers to inform MPs and their staff of key issues. The papers contain factual information and a range of opinions on each subject, and aim to be politically impartial.
The Library has published a briefing paper on flood insurance which contains more information on this topic.
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