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Mr. Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to the answer of 14 July 2008, Official Report, columns 29-30W, on floods, whether the Environment Agency's new flood vulnerability database is accessible to the public. 
Huw Irranca-Davies: The Environment Agency's Receptors Vulnerable to Flooding database is not accessible to the public. The database contains information which is sensitive and as such is classified as ‘Restricted’ under the Government's protective marking scheme. Some of the information is also owned by third parties.