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Flood Control

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN HL3997, tabled on 7 January 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure long-term support and funding for flood prevention schemes.

Answered on

29 January 2015

This Government has developed a six-year programme of work, involving over 1,400 projects, to improve defences throughout the country between 2015 and 2021. This has been made possible by our record level of commitment by investing £2.3 billion in improving defences over the coming six years. Efficiency gains will ensure this funding goes even further. This work is projected to reduce the risk of flooding or erosion to at least 300,000 households by 2021, and avoid around £30 billion in economic damages.