Government too slow to prevent flooding

More should be done to help communities affected by flooding, a group of MPs said today.

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs select committee, said the Government were "too slow" to implement changes that would help people when flooding occurs.

Chair of the committee Anne McIntosh, MP for Thirsk and Malton, said the Government must get on with implementing changes that will prevent flooding.

And she added many of the changes were recommended five years ago.