Out of touch Government cut spending on flood defences by £400 million and has delayed its Water Bill - Creagh

2 May 2012

Mary CreaghMary Creagh MP, Labour's Shadow Environment Secretary, on recent flooding and Caroline Spelman's comments on water supplies, said:

"People who experienced the devastation of the 2007 floods will be fearing the worst as more rain is forecast.  This out of touch Government cut spending on flood defences by £400 million, has delayed its Water Bill and has no plans to reform the regime which allows companies to take water from rivers until 2015.  The Government needs to get a grip, protect homes and businesses at risk of flooding and make sure our country’s water supply is not put at risk."