House of Lords written question – answered on 28th July 2014.

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Photo of Lord Bassam of Brighton Lord Bassam of Brighton Shadow Chief Whip (Lords), Deputy Chairman of Committees, Deputy Speaker (Lords)

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assistance, if any, they give to local authorities which are tackling landslips, storm damage or coastal erosion.

Photo of Lord de Mauley Lord de Mauley The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

A local authority can apply to the Department for Communities and Local Government for assistance under the Bellwin Scheme of Emergency Financial Assistance to local authorities if damage from bad weather, including damage from storms, landslips or coastal erosion, has caused threats to life and property.

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