In this report Members of Parliament from the House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee call on Ministers to commit to a clearly defined flood resilience objective, ensuring better protection of the 5.2 million properties currently at risk from flooding.
In light of ever more frequent and severe storms, the report stresses the urgency of the task, and highlights the need to provide long-term funding for the maintenance of existing and new flood defences, to match its capital commitment. Following the Committee's consultation with representatives from flood-hit communities, the report also examines the mental health impacts of severe flooding, calling for an action plan addressing this alongside the economic and physical effects.
The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
House of Commons UK Parliament
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