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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 26th February 2020.

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Photo of Ian Lavery Ian Lavery Co-National Campaign Coordinator, Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Party Chair, Labour Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much has been spent from the public purse on dealing with problem arising from historical landfill sites in each of the last 10 years.

Photo of Rebecca Pow Rebecca Pow The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The categorisation of contaminated land sites does not allow us to stipulate exact amounts spent specifically on historical landfill sites.

However, between 2011 and 2020, £3.8 million was spent on landfill remediation works as part of the Contaminated Land Capital Grant Scheme and through the Government’s investment in natural environment projects to deal with contaminated land.

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