Flood Control: Capital Investment

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 12th July 2007.

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Photo of James Duddridge James Duddridge Conservative, Rochford and Southend East

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

(1) how the increase in spending across Government of £200 million on flood-risk management and defences will be allocated (a) within his Department and (b) to other Government departments;

(2) what proportion of the additional £200 million for flood-risk management and defences will be allocated to the Great Wakering catchment area flood management project.

Photo of Phil Woolas Phil Woolas Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

No final decisions have been taken on the allocation between Departments of the £200 million increased spending in 2010-11. Funding for individual flood risk management projects will be decided through the prioritisation process which is being developed to reflect the new Outcome Measures.

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