Flood Control: Finance

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 5th February 2008.

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Photo of Geoffrey Clifton-Brown Geoffrey Clifton-Brown Shadow Secretary of State for International Development

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans he has to increase funding for the Environment Agency for flood prevention.

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

DEFRA grant in aid to the Environment Agency for flood risk management has increased significantly in recent years and currently stands at £436 million for 2007-08. Total central and local government spend for flood and coastal erosion risk management across all operating authorities (Environment Agency, local authorities and internal drainage boards) will increase to a minimum of £650 million in 2008-09, £700 million in 2009-10 and £800 million in 2010-11 but specific allocations within these totals have not yet been finalised.

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