§ Miss McIntosh
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what discussions he has had with DEFRA on contingency plans for autumn flooding. 62WS
§ Mr. Alexander
My Department has held regular discussions with DEFRA about its contingency plans for flooding. It has contributed to a forthcoming DEFRA Plan for "Tidal and Fluvial Flooding in England". We are also working with DEFRA on a tabletop exercise to test its Lead Government Department responsibilities against a range of flooding scenarios.