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Alok Sharma, MP for Reading West, spoke in the House of Commons at Prime MInister's Questions. He thanked emergency crews and volunteers for helping residents in his constituency and beyond; and pressed the Prime Minister to ensure that the details of flood help announced today would be publicised.
The Prime Minister has been defending his Government's response to the flooding crisis sweeping the region. During PMQs at the House of Commons he has been questioned about the Environment Agency, and the looming cuts to its staffing levels.
David Cameron has also reiterated his pledge on money being no object when dealing with problem. He said he did not want homeowners to worry.
David Cameron has said he suspects Britain will experience more extreme weather events in the future as he stated the need to make the country more "resilient".
"I think its clear that we are seeing more extreme weather events and I suspect we will go on seeing more extreme weather events and we need to do everything we can to improve the resilience of our country," the Prime Minister said in the Commons.
Mr Cameron reiterated that "money is no object", insisting that the Government would "spend whatever is necessary" to help families get through the crisis.
The Prime Minister has said that all businesses affected by flooding will get 100% business rate relief. He also referred to his announcement today that farmers would be helped.
PMQs: Speaking to the House of Commons. The Prime MInister has promised that whatever needs to be done to tackle the flooding crisis will be done.
Questioned by the Leader of the Opposition, Ed Miliband MP, The Prime Minister has reiterated that money is no object.