Floods: Wales

Treasury written question – answered on 10th March 2020.

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Photo of Lord Wigley Lord Wigley Plaid Cymru

To ask Her Majesty's Government what additional money, over and above that provided by the Barnett formula, they intend to provide to the Welsh Government for the current financial year to meet any additional costs arising from flood damage and alleviation work for (1) households, (2) businesses, (3) farms, and (4) to secure the safety of coal tips.

Photo of Lord Agnew of Oulton Lord Agnew of Oulton Minister of State (HM Treasury), Minister of State (Cabinet Office)

The devolved administrations can access the HM Treasury Reserve in certain circumstances, as set out in the Statement of Funding Policy.

The Welsh Government has not made any requests to access the Reserve in 2019-20 for flooding damage or alleviation work.

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