Flood Control

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 29th January 2015.

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Photo of The Bishop of St Albans The Bishop of St Albans Bishop

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure long-term support and funding for flood prevention schemes.

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

This Government has developed a six-year programme of work, involving over 1,400 projects, to improve defences throughout the country between 2015 and 2021. This has been made possible by our record level of commitment by investing £2.3 billion in improving defences over the coming six years. Efficiency gains will ensure this funding goes even further. This work is projected to reduce the risk of flooding or erosion to at least 300,000 households by 2021, and avoid around £30 billion in economic damages.

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