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Environment Agency (Construction Costs)

Volume 404: debated on Tuesday 15 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the total cost was of construction by the Environment Agency in Somerset and the Wessex area in each of the last three years. [107330]

The total cost of construction by the Environment Agency in Somerset and the Wessex area in each of the last three years is as follows:

£000
SomersetWessex1
2002–035,5659,827
2001–024,5457,723
2000–011,1794,304
1 This figure includes the total cost of construction for Somerset.
Flood defence projects account for most of the Agency's construction budget, its water resources function accounts for the remainder. The Agency's Wessex area consists of the three flood defence committees of Bristol Avon; Somerset; and Avon and Dorset.