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Flood Control

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 18th July 2013.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Labour, Vale of Clwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much funding his Department has allocated for flood defences in each of the next four years.

Photo of Richard Benyon Richard Benyon The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The table shows how much funding has been allocated for flood defences in each of the next four years.

The allocation for the revenue spend beyond 2014-15 has not yet been finalised although there will be an additional £5 million provided for the Environment Agency in 2015-16 to carry out maintenance of flood defence assets.

£ million
  DEFRA Funding for flood defences
  Revenue incl maintenance Capital Total
2013-14 239 294 533
2014-15 226 344 570
2015-16 370
2016-17 377

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