House of Lords written question – answered on 29th 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 whether they are supporting, or plan to support, work to repair damage caused by landslips and coastal erosion in the South-East.

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

The Government announced a support package totalling over £560 million to overcome the immediate and longer-term recovery issues faced by local authorities, communities, individuals and businesses following the severe weather of winter 2013/14. Coast protection authorities in the South-East are responsible for the management and recovery of coastal land slips under the Coast Protection Act 1949.

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