Early day motion 107

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FLOODING

That this House notes the devastation caused by Storm Desmond and Storm Eva, and recognises that many residents and businesses have yet to return to their properties since the floods of 2015; further notes that, while the Government has committed to spend £2.3 billion on addressing the damage from the floods and building barriers to protect assets, it has far more to do in addressing upper catchment management to reduce the amount of water flowing downstream by introducing slow the flow schemes, storing water upstream, filling up the grips and planting; and calls on the Government to refocus its efforts and resources to improve upland management, while at the same time ensuring those exempt from the Flood:Re scheme including leaseholders, those living in accommodation built after 2009 and businesses, are provided with access to Flood:Re or business-specific Flood:Re schemes to provide appropriate insurance and ensure that the Government is building a flood resilient nation, while also recognising that a far more robust approach to climate change is needed.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Brown, Alan Scottish National Party Kilmarnock and Loudoun 11.07.2017
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 20.07.2017
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 04.07.2017
Drew, David Labour Party Stroud 04.07.2017
Grant, Peter Scottish National Party Glenrothes 20.07.2017
Hendry, Drew Scottish National Party Inverness Nairn Badenoch and Strathspey 11.07.2017
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 05.07.2017
Law, Chris Scottish National Party Dundee West 11.07.2017
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 10.07.2017
Martin, Sandy Labour Party Ipswich 09.10.2017
Maskell, Rachael Labour Party York Central 03.07.2017
McNally, John Scottish National Party Falkirk 11.07.2017
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 04.07.2017
Simpson, David Democratic Unionist Party Upper Bann 05.07.2017
Stephens, Christopher Scottish National Party Glasgow South West 05.07.2017