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Winter floods: MPs criticise funding priorities

More money should be spent on flood defences to avoid a repeat of the devastation caused earlier this year, say MPs.

Members of the all-party Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Efra) select committee said funding for clearing rivers and routine dredging was at a "bare minimum".

Record levels of rain fell on parts of England and Wales during last winter - the wettest in over 200 years.

David Shukman reports.

  • 17 Jun 2014
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