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To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much his Department spent on (a) maintenance of flood defences and (b) new capital expenditure on flood defences in each year since 1997; and how much such spending is planned in each of the next 10 years.
Where possible the amount of DEFRA funding provided for revenue (including the maintenance of flood defences) and capital expenditure (building new flood defences) has been identified.
The tables also include the forecast spend on revenue up to 2015-16 and the capital figures up to 2020-21, as announced in the
|DEFRA Funding for flood defences|
|Revenue including maintenance||Capital||Total|
|Revenue including maintenance||Capital (rising with inflation from 2015-16)||Total|
|Note: DEFRA figures.|