Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Capital Investment

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 12th December 2017.

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Photo of Holly Lynch Holly Lynch Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Flooding and Coastal Communities)

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.

Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Following the announcements in the Autumn budget, the Department’s capital budgets and allocations are:

£m

2018/19

2019/20

2020/21

Ring-fenced: Flood Defences

450.4

490.0

459.0

Ring-fenced: Official Development Assistance

37.4

35.4

45.5

Other

166.2

100.9

85.5

Total

654.0

626.3

590.0

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).

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