Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Emergencies

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 12th March 2018.

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Photo of Peter Dowd Peter Dowd Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much his Department spent on civil emergency planning in each year since 2010.

Photo of Richard Harrington Richard Harrington Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and it’s predecessors has spent the following on civil emergency planning in each financial year since 2011/2012, from when data is available:

Financial Year

Total Spend

2011/2012

£6,273,862

2012/2013

£9,113,498

2013/2014

£10,061,333

2014/2015

£12,577,060

2015/2016

£12,175,457

2016/2017

£14,407,109

2017/2018 (Current figure spend until end of Jan)

£13,749,151

These costs include both staff administrative and programme spend. Administrative spend includes salaries for those employed to work on emergency planning. Programme spend relates projects preparing for civil emergencies, including training, exercising and resourcing for emergency response.

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