§ 11. Shona McIsaac
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what recent assessment he has made of the threat of global climate change to low-lying areas of the UK. 
§ Mr. Morley
Low lying areas are already at risk from flooding and depend on flood and coastal defences. They could be at increased risk through climate change. We need to respond to this challenge primarily by ensuing that, where necessary and appropriate, existing defences are replaced and upgraded.