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Environment Agency: 'Could have done better over flooding'

The Environment Agency chairman has admitted to ITV News that "we could have done better" in tackling the flooded areas in Somerset. But Lord Smith defended the agency's priorities, saying they were working with a "purse that was not limitless."

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Environment Secretary: 'We can always do better'

As well as the chair of the Environment Agency, Environment Secretary Owen Paterson also admitted today that his department "can always do better" in dealing with the flooding crisis.

Mr Paterson had come under pressure from Shadow Environment Secretary Maria Eagle, who told the Commons: "People are increasingly asking if the Secretary of State is up to his job."

ITV News political correspondent Carl Dinnen reports:

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