Select Committee on Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Written Evidence

Memorandum submitted by Colin Burgon MP (FL MP 01)

  My constituency is bordered by the river Aire and the river Wharfe. The river Aire, especially, gives cause for concern.

  During the recent bout of terrible flooding, it would appear that the flood prevention schemes held up reasonably well. The major problems were caused by the overburdened drainage system. One of the problems that desperately needs to be resolved is the lack of accountability. It is very difficult to track down who is responsible between the local authority or the private water companies.

  It would be very helpful if the committee would consider this point when carrying out it's inquiry.

  Thank you for contacting me.

Colin Burgon MP


August 2007

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