Flood Control

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 14th January 2014.

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Photo of Barry Gardiner Barry Gardiner Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many full-time equivalent staff from the biodiversity and waste management teams of the Environment Agency were funded through the flood and coastal erosion risk management budget in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13 and (d) 2013-14.

Photo of Dan Rogerson Dan Rogerson The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The number of full-time equivalent staff from the biodiversity teams of the Environment Agency that were funded through the flood and coastal erosion risk management budget over the last four years is shown in the following table.

  Number of full-time equivalent staff
2010-11 182
2011-12 179
2012-13 180
2013-14 1151
1 To September 2013.

No staff from the waste management teams of the Environment Agency are funded through the flood and coastal erosion risk management budget.

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