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Storm Damage

Volume 171: debated on Tuesday 1 May 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment when he will announce the special financial assistance under the Bellwin scheme to be given to those local authorities whose coasts suffered damage as a result of the severe storms during 25 and 26 February.

[pursuant to his reply, 20 April 1990, c. 1034]: I am pleased to announce that the Bellwin scheme for special financial assistance to local authorities in emergencies has been activated for the severe flooding in the Maidenhead area in early February 1990, and the storms of the period 26 to 28 February in England. My officials will be writing to local authorities shortly with the details.Grant under the scheme will be given to those authorities whose eligible expenditure in coping with the