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.
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.