Adam Afriyie MP has today pressed for more answers after receiving new information about the Environment Agency's conduct in the recent floods.
Adam Afriyie, MP for Windsor, recently asked questions about the conduct of the Environment Agency in the storms and the potential impact of the Jubilee River on flood levels.
The Agency has agreed to investigate how long it took them to them to release flood warnings. He was also told that investigations undertaken before the recent floods had shown that the Jubilee River had "no effect" on flood levels.
Adam Afriyie, MP for Windsor, said:
"I will continue to ask questions to get to the bottom of why these destructive floods had such a devastating impact on so many people's homes and businesses; not to mention our beautiful countryside.
"We cannot simply rely on old reports about the Jubilee River. The Agency needs to look at what happened this year, and I will continue to demand answers on behalf of my constituents.
"It is good to hear that the Agency has already agreed to look into how long it took them to issue flood warnings. An extra 24 hours notice could have meant that our hard working local councillors and flood wardens were more prepared.
"I'm listening to all concerned and believe we need to work together to ensure all the facts are made public so that my constituents don't have to suffer the consequences of these appalling floods again next year. This issue is not going to go away and the Environment Agency would do well to listen closely to the people living in the affected areas, take their experiences and thoughts on board and not always assume the Agency has the most accurate picture."
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1. A copy of parliamentary question regarding how long it took to publish flood warnings: http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2014-01-29a.184591.h&s=speaker%3A11929#g184591.q0
2. A copy of parliamentary question regarding the management of the Jubilee River: http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2014-01-29a.184592.h&s=speaker%3A11929#g184592.q0
3. Mr Afriyie's website: http://www.adamafriyie.org/.