Coastal Erosion

HM Treasury written question – answered at on 29 January 2015.

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Photo of Nigel Dodds Nigel Dodds Shadow Spokesperson (Justice), Shadow Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs), DUP Westminster Leader

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will provide additional resources to the devolved administrations to tackle coastal erosion.

Photo of Danny Alexander Danny Alexander The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

The Government has prioritised flooding and coastal erosion risk management over the course of this Parliament, and announced at Spending Round 2013 that £2.3 billion will be invested in flood and coastal erosion defences in an unprecedented 6-year programme.

Coastal erosion is an area of devolved responsibility, and as such it is for the devolved administrations to allocate funds between services according to their own priorities. The Barnett Formula was applied to departmental settlements in the normal way at the Spending Round.

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