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Flood Control

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN HL3652, tabled on 29 November 2016

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the level of investment required in resources and skills to undertake necessary flood prevention measures.

Answered on

13 December 2016

The Environment Agency is delivering a £2.5 billion 6 year investment programme to improve flood and coastal erosion risk management, including asset maintenance. The Environment Agency is recruiting an additional 200 skilled staff having reviewed the resources required to deliver the programme.