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Flood Control

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 905750, tabled on 27 October 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps she has taken to promote flood defences.

Answered on

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.

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