To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps she has taken to promote flood defences.
30 October 2014
We are spending more than £3.2 billion over period of this parliament, compared to £2.7 billion in the previous five years. By March 2015, we will have improved the level of protection to more than 165,000 households.
We have also improved the funding approach to encourage others to invest in flood defences, so even more schemes can be delivered.