HC Environmental Audit Committee: Flooding – Cooperation across Government: this report scrutinises actions taken by Government and other relevant bodies involved in flood risk management to mitigate the impacts of flood events, in order to inform the National Flood Resilience Review which will assess how the country can be better protected from future flooding. Its findings include that while there was national policy in place to plan for future flooding events, this did not always translate through to the local level. It recommends that Government should, in the short term, provide more support to local authorities to enable them to adopt a plan and, in the medium term, support and encourage local authorities to develop joint local plans that properly take account of flood risk management. (9 June 2016)