Future flood prevention Contents


The following witnesses gave evidence. Transcripts can be viewed on the inquiry publications page of the Committee’s website.

Wednesday 13 April 2016 Question number

Lord Krebs, Chair of the Adaptation Sub-Committee, Committee on Climate Change, Daniel Johns, Head of Adaptation, Committee on Climate Change, Professor Dame Julia Slingo, Chief Scientist, Met Office, and Paul Davies, Chief Meteorologist, Met Office


Sir James Bevan, Chief Executive, Environment Agency, John Curtin, Executive Director of Flood and Coastal Risk, Environment Agency, Alan Law, Chief Officer, Strategy Reform, Natural England, and Rob Cooke, Director, Terrestrial Biodiversity, Natural England


Wednesday 27 April 2016

Innes Thomson, Chief Executive, Association of Drainage Authorities, and Councillor Mark Hawthorne, Chairman, People and Places Board, Leader of Gloucestershire County Council, Local Government Association


Minette Batters, Deputy President, National Farmers’ Union, Ross Murray, President, Country Land and Business Association, and Kevin Peberdy, Director, Wetland Experience and Creation, Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, Blueprint for Water Coalition


Wednesday 25 May 2016

Philip Barnes, Director for Land and Planning, Barratt Developments Plc, James Harris, Policy and Networks Manager, Royal Town Planning Institute, and Steve Wielebski, Technical Adviser, Home Builders Federation


Wednesday 15 June 2016

Brendan McCafferty, Chief Executive Officer, Flood Re, and Mark Hoban, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Flood Re


Huw Evans, Director General, Association of British Insurers (ABI), and Iain Hamilton, Head of Pricing and Underwriting, UK General Insurance for Personal Lines, Aviva


Wednesday 29 June 2016

Dr David Pirie, Executive Director, SEPA, David Porter, Chief Executive, Rivers Agency, DAERA, and Jeremy Parr, Head of Operational Risk Management, NRW


Peter Simpson, Chief Executive, Anglian Water, Dr Stephen Bird, Managing Director, South West Water, Jo Harrison, Asset Management Director, United Utilities, and Dr Adam Comerford, National Hydrology Manager, Canal & River Trust


Wednesday 20 July 2016

Matt Wrack, General Secretary, Fire Brigades Union


Dr Thérèse Coffey MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and Neil Hornby, Deputy Director, Flood Risk Management, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs


28 October 2016