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ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF STORM DESMOND

EDM (Early Day Motion) 764: tabled on 05 December 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 11 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House recognises that the flooding caused by Storm Desmond in December 2015 was the most extreme on record in the UK; stands in solidarity with the hundreds of people who are still out of their homes and businesses one year on from the storms; notes that hundreds of farmers are still waiting for emergency funding to restore agricultural land; thanks emergency workers, volunteers and local communities for their work to help flood victims; congratulates the people of Cumbria and other affected areas for their strength and resilience in the face of such devastation, and for their relentless efforts to enable their communities to return to normal life; encourages the development of a new national flood relief and resilience scheme to better protect communities from future flooding; and further encourages the Government to ensure that the flood relief scheme for the River Kent is completed as soon as possible once the Environment Agency finalises plans in early 2017.