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Mary Creagh MP, Labour's Shadow Environment Secretary, responding to today’s warning by the Environment Agency and Met Office that more flooding is due over the winter months, said:   

"Flood risk is the biggest threat we face from climate change, yet this incompetent Tory-led Government has cut investment in flood defences by 30 per cent and broken their promise to get a deal on flood insurance by July 2012.  Today’s warning that winter flooding is likely shows that Government Ministers needs to get a grip and get a deal on flood insurance."


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