Protecting homes

Committed By: 
The Mayor

Commitment

Mr Mayor, according to Environment Agency figures, there are something like 14,000 homes with no flood cover in London.  Are you prepared to take up the Prime Minister’s offer of money being no problem for these homes to be protected?

Yes, in the sense that we are seeking London’s due share of the funding that is available and we will make sure that we get rapid provision for those homes that are vulnerable. As I say, thankfully in London - thankfully - the problem has been localised.  That is in no way to minimise the suffering of people in Croydon.  We have had 300 homes flooded in London altogether, which is a very substantial number.  Clearly, the risk is great. As I say, thankfully in London - thankfully - the problem has been localised.  That is in no way to minimise the suffering of people in Croydon.  We have had 300 homes flooded in London altogether, which is a very substantial number.  Clearly, the risk is great.