Environment Food and Rural Affairs
Mary Creagh (Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Wakefield, Labour)
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has for work on flood and coastal environmental risk management schemes in each English region in 2012-13; and how much her Department plans to allocate to (a) the Environment Agency and (b) others for such schemes in 2012-13
Richard Benyon (The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Newbury, Conservative)
Decisions on allocations of funds for 2012-13 are subject to the final approval of the Regional Flood and Coastal Committees and sign off by the Environment Agency Board, which will meet in early February.
In 2012-13, DEFRA will allocate £251.4 million (revenue) and £258.8 million (capital) to the Environment Agency for flood and coastal erosion risk management which includes funding for schemes taken forward by local authorities and internal drainage boards.