Thirsk and Malton MP Anne McIntosh leads big debate on flooding

York Press: Anne McIntosh Anne McIntosh

EMBATTLED North Yorkshire MP Anne McIntosh will lead a House of Commons debate on flooding today.

The Thirsk and Malton MP, recently deselected by the Conservatives as their candidate for next year’s General Election, said spending on flood defences had not kept pace with the danger posed by more frequent severe weather and she called on Chancellor George Osborne to increase investment by £20 million year on year.

She also said a “more transparent” flood insurance scheme was needed.

Miss McIntosh, who chairs the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee, said: “We need that money over the next 25 years, and maintenance of these defences and effective dredging must be a priority.

Delay by the Government and the insurance industry in agreeing provision of affordable flood insurance has caused a lot of householders unnecessary uncertainty.”

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12:45pm Mon 3 Mar 14

dsom73 says...

There she goes again with her "dredging is a magic bullet" rubbish.

She is very much mis-informed
There she goes again with her "dredging is a magic bullet" rubbish. She is very much mis-informed dsom73
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6:19pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Ignatius Lumpopo says...

Flooding today? I thought most of the serious flooding happened over a month ago...
Flooding today? I thought most of the serious flooding happened over a month ago... Ignatius Lumpopo
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10:46am Tue 4 Mar 14

dsom73 says...

I see Anne has been here marking down the comments. Well mark this one down on your way to the jobcentre love.
I see Anne has been here marking down the comments. Well mark this one down on your way to the jobcentre love. dsom73
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