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Flood Control

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 907283, tabled on 26 January 2015

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.

Answered on

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.

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