After some Staffordshire residents experienced flooding due to recent storms, Theo Clarke MP for Stafford pressed the Government again on the need for a flood control centre in Stafford. Ms Clarke thanks the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP, who is the Minister responsible for tackling climate change, for agreeing to work with her to tackle flooding in Stafford.
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Please see Ms Clarke’s question and the Secretary of State’s response below.
Theo Clarke MP for Stafford:
“Following this week’s storms, yet again my constituents have been hit by flooding in their homes, and Staffordshire businesses have been disrupted. Will my right hon. Friend work with me to create a flood control centre, based in Stafford, which will provide 24-hour local assistance to my constituents who are affected by flooding?:
The Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy:
“I reassure my hon. Friend that as a consequence of the 2013-14 floods, we established and made much more robust local resilience forums and flood defence networks. I would be happy to discuss with her schemes that may be applied to her constituency, particularly as regards a centre in Stafford.”