To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Autumn budget, what his Department's capital budget will be for (a) 2018-19, (b) 2019-20 and (c) 2020-21, and how that spending will be allocated.
Following the announcements in the Autumn budget, the Department’s capital budgets and allocations are:
Ring-fenced: Flood Defences
Ring-fenced: Official Development Assistance
Allocation of the ‘other’ amounts is confirmed on an annual basis.
This mainly covers investment in our I.T systems to improve efficiency; renovating and developing our Estate to make it fit for purpose; and developing Kew’s facilities to preserve its status of world-leading botanic gardens.
Defra’s total capital spend in each of these three years will be higher than in both 2010/11 (£548m) and 2015/16 (£493m).