§ Mr. McGrady
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, in view of the recent severe flooding, what additional resources are to be given to help those affected by flood damage; and what financial aid will be given to farmers who have suffered stock losses.
§ Mr. Viggers
It is too early yet to say what measures if any might be taken, but it is a general rule that the Government do not compensate for losses caused by the weather. Nevertheless, my colleagues and I are looking at the nature of the circumstances surrounding the flooding emergency in Northern Ireland.