Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

Winter floods 2015-16 inquiry

Inquiry status: open

Oral evidence ongoing.

Scope of the inquiry

This one-off session was organised in response to Storm Desmond in early December. The first panel  comprises of representatives from Cumbria. Since then, Storms Eva and Frank have brought flooding to Yorkshire and Lancashire as well as continued flooding to Cumbria. The second panel with the Environment Agency looks at flooding issues more generally, and examines what has happened across England during December and into the New Year.

Latest evidence

  • 06 Jan 2016 - Winter floods 2015-16 - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF505 KB) HC 666 | Published 11 Jan 2016

    Evidence given by Keith Little, Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport and Flood Protection, Cumbria County Council, Rob Johnston, Chief Executive Officer, Cumbrian Chamber of Commerce, Lynne Jones, Home owner in Keswick and Chair of the Keswick Flood Action Group, and Heather Shepherd, Community Support and Flood Recovery Specialist, Flood Forum; Sir Philip Dilley, Chairman, Sir James Bevan, Chief Executive, and David Rooke, Deputy Chief Executive, Environment Agency (at 3.15pm).

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There are currently no public meetings scheduled.


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