Flood Control: Capital Investment
Environment Food and Rural Affairs
James Duddridge (Rochford and Southend East, Conservative)
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.
Phil Woolas (Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Oldham East and Saddleworth, Labour)
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.