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Flooding | Commons debates

That is correct, and the national Coal Authority sits within BEIS. We have directed it to carry out an urgent assessment of those mines.

Flooding | Commons debates

I beg to move an amendment, leave out from “volunteers” to end and insert: “acknowledges that following the Pitt Review in 2008, local an

Flooding | Commons debates

My hon. Friend makes an important point. Secondly, after the 2014 floods, another review was led by Oliver Letwin.

Flooding | Commons debates

I am going to address all those points of review later, but I wanted to take the opportunity, since this does not always happen, to effec

Flooding | Commons debates

That is correct, and the national Coal Authority sits within BEIS. We have directed it to carry out an urgent assessment of those mines.

Flooding | Commons debates

My right hon. Friend makes an important point. The Environment Agency is a statutory consultee on all planning applications.