To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to ensure the provision of adequate flood protections.
29 January 2015
We are investing £3.2 billion on flood management in this parliament; a real term increase and half a billion pounds more than in the previous parliament. Going forward we are making a record level £2.3 billion capital commitment, investing in more than 1,400 schemes to improving defences; a further 9% real terms average increase. We estimate this will provide more than £30 billion of economic benefit and provide better protection for 300,000 households.