Flood Control

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 20th January 2017.

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Photo of Rachael Maskell Rachael Maskell Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 21 December 2016 to Question 57941, how much funding for lead local flood authorities was transferred from her Department to the Department for Communities and Local Government in (a) 2013-14, (b) 2014-15 and (c) 2015-16.

Photo of Therese Coffey Therese Coffey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

In 2013/14 Defra transferred £21 million of its budget for funding councils for their Lead Local Flood Authority role to the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) to be included within the Local Government Settlement.

No funding for Lead Local Flood Authorities was transferred from Defra to DCLG in 2014/15 or 2015/16.

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