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A Yorkshire MP is calling for more protection for potential flood victims in the region. It comes as a deal which guarantees cover for homes prone to flooding, is due to end next month. But one proposal from insurers could leave the rest of us paying higher premiums as Sarah Clark reports.
A Yorkshire MP is calling for the government to ensure residents living in high risk flooding areas are not left without insurance.
MP Mary Creagh, who is also the Shadow Environment Secretary, was speaking at a flooding conference in York. Currently a deal between the Government and insurance companies means properties prone to flooding are guaranteed to get cover.
It's due to stop in June when it's feared insurance costs could rocket. Matt Cullen from the Association of British Insurers believes there is a solution.
Delegates at a conference in York are discussing ways of securing affordable insurance against flooding for residents. Premiums could rise next month unless ministers strike a deal with insurance firms.
Residents say they fear if an agreement isn't found, they won't be able to afford insurance and at worst that the couldn't sell their homes.
Hull North MP Diana Johnson has raised the issue of insurance for homes at risk of flooding in the Commons.
Ministers today faced fresh pressure to resolve an impasse over flood insurance as a summer deadline quickly approaches.
Labour MP Diana Johnson (Kingston upon Hull North) said her constituents had no idea if they would be able to secure their homes after July.
An agreement with the Association of British Insurers (ABI) expires in July and without it property owners may find it difficult or impossible to secure insurance.
Answering at business questions, Commons leader Andrew Lansley said: