Floods Recovery Minister assigned for Somerset & Wiltshire

Owen Paterson will be Floods Recovery Minister for Somerset and Wiltshire Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Government has appointed Floods Recovery Ministers to counties in our region, following the wettest winter on record.

Owen Paterson, who had such a raw reception when he visited the Somerset Levels as Environment Minister, will take on the job in Somerset and Wiltshire.

He'll look at the impact of the flooding and how to prevent it. Baroness Susan Kramer will cover Gloucestershire while Oliver Letwin will take on Dorset.