Flood Control

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 9th September 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 pursuant to the answer of 10 July 2013, Official Report, columns 272-73W, on flood control, what those statistics are in real terms from 2010-11.

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

The statistics from the answer of 10 July 2013, Hansard, columns 272-73W, on flood control, are shown in real terms from 2010-11 in the following tables. Estimates for future years are based on official forecasts of the GDP deflator to 2017-18, and an assumption that price inflation between 2018-19 and 2020-21 remains at the 2017-18 level.

DEFRA funding for flood defences (real terms from 2010-11)
£ million
  Revenue including maintenance Capital Total
2010-11 275 371 646
2011-12 251 284 535
2012-13 248 256 504
2013-14 225 277 502
Forecast spend (real terms from 2010-11)
£ million
  Revenue including maintenance Capital Total
2014-15 209 318 527
2015-16 210 336 546
2016-17 336
2017-18 336
2018-19 337
2019-20 337
2020-21 337

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