Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

Session 2008-09

17 December 2008

ORAL EVIDENCE SESSION ANNOUNCED: Flooding: The Government's Response to Sir Michael Pitt's Review

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee will hold the following oral evidence session in relation to its ongoing inquiry into Flooding:

Wednesday 21 January 2009
3.00pm Huw Irranca-Davies MP, Minister for the Natural and Marine Environment, Wildlife and Rural Affairs, Defra

The evidence session will specifically focus on the Government's Response to Sir Michael Pitt's Review. The response was published on 17 December 2008.


1. Further details about the Committee's inquiry into Flooding can be found at: http://www.parliament.uk/parliamentary_committees/environment__food_and_rural_affairs/efraflooding.cfm

2. The Pitt Review's final report "Learning lessons from the 2007 floods" was published on 25 June 2008. Details about the Pitt Review can be found at: http://archive.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/pittreview/thepittreview.html

3. The Government's response to Sir Michael Pitt's Review was published on 17 December 2008 and can be viewed here:

4. The Committee normally meets in the Thatcher Room, Portcullis House. There can often be last minute changes of room and meetings may be held either in the Palace of Westminster or in Portcullis House. Those wishing to attend should check the venue by calling the committee on the day before the hearing on 020 7219 5774.

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