EFRA Committee to hear evidence on flooding

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EVIDENCE HEARING: Flooding: Cooperation across Government
The Committee will take evidence from:
At 1.45pm approx
·         George Monbiot, Columnist, The Guardian
At 2.25pm
·         Richard North, Blogger and campaigner
At 3.05pm
·         Sir James Bevan, Chief Executive, Environment Agency

·         John Curtin, Acting Executive Director of Flood and Coastal Risk Management, Environment Agency

Wednesday 3 February in the Grimond room, Portcullis House

This is the second hearing of the Environmental Audit Committee’s inquiry into flooding, looking particularly at cooperation across Government. Following another winter of severe UK floods, the Committee is investigating whether the current cross-Government approach to flooding is sustainable. We will seek to hear evidence on whether the Government’s departments and agencies take a joined-up approach to this issue, the strengths and weaknesses of the Government’s current approach, and what must action must be taken to ensure that the UK is best-placed to deal with future flooding.

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