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Flood Defences

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs – in the House of Commons at 9:30 am on 12th March 2015.

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Photo of Elizabeth Truss Elizabeth Truss The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 9:30 am, 12th March 2015

First, we are putting additional funding into maintenance—an additional £35 million this year and next year for those types of activity. We are also running pilot projects so that local landowners and farmers can be involved in that work, as well as the Environment Agency. In addition, local environment agencies are spending more time now on issues such as dredging to make sure that that work happens.