1.We request that Defra provides us by the end of February with additional information on how much of the £2.5 billion flood risk management programme for 2015–16 to 2020–2021 includes natural flood management approaches, beyond the £15 million referred to in the response. We also request a fuller response by the end of February to our proposals for improving local governance and partnership working at catchment level to address our concerns about fragmented and inefficient flood risk management structures. (Paragraph 3)
2.Defra must update us by the end of 2017 on progress on those recommendations where actions will not be completed in the timescales we recommended.
20 January 2017