A sheep farmer has told of how the floods have devastated his livelihood as he lost 70 sheep and his fields were contaminated.
Andy Dyer is just one of many businesses in the North of the country ruined in the recurrent floods.
He said he has "never seen anything like it" and the water levels were a foot higher than in 2005, ruining his fields in Penrith.
He said the parliamentary committee should sit in the flood-hit towns to "understand that all manner of businesses in rural communities are hit, and families as well".
ITV News Correspondent Damon Green reports: