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Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 15790, tabled on 10 November 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress her Department has made on implementing those aspects of the Floods and Water Management Act 2010 applicable to smaller reservoirs.

Answered on

17 November 2015

In February 2015, Defra announced it had decided not to make further changes to the inspection regime for smaller reservoirs because, at that time, the evidence base would not support such changes.

However, we are exploring potential further research which could provide additional evidence on the level of risk posed by smaller reservoirs.