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“There is a strong sense Parliament has not yet considered properly this narrowly averted national crisis” - MP secures Commons debate on flood

PUBLISHED: 22:56 12 December 2013 | UPDATED: 23:46 12 December 2013

Waveney MP Peter Aldous.

Waveney MP Peter Aldous.

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Waveney MP Peter Aldous has tonight secured a Commons debate on the floods that last week inflicted severe damage on coastal communities.

The adjournment debate on the subject of ‘Coastal flooding in Waveney’ will take place next Wednesday, December 18, allowing MPs to raise any concerns directly with the government, which a minister will have to respond to.

Mr Aldous said: “It’s important that the matter is considered on the floor of the House before the Christmas Recess as the storm surge has had a significant impact on many coastal communities, not least in Lowestoft.

“There is a strong sense in these communities that Parliament has not yet considered properly this narrowly averted national crisis. We need to establish what went right and also what can be improved upon.”

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