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Flood Control

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 22 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the Environment Agency’s capital programme is for flood defence works in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08, broken down by region. (128236)

The Environment Agency’s capital programme for flood defence works in 2006-07 and 2007-08, by region, are set out in the following tables.

Capital programme budget—flood defence grant in aid

Region

2006-07 budget (£ million)

2007-08 budget (£)

Anglian

53.9

Midlands

26.5

North East

21.4

North West

15.2

Southern

22.9

South West

20.9

Thames

23.6

Wales

14.8

Head Office

5.8

Total

205

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1 The 2007-08 capital allocation by region is being finalised during the next two weeks. I will arrange for the information requested to be placed in the Library of the House.

Capital programme size—levy funding

Region

2006-07 funding (£ million)

2007-08 funding (£ million)

Anglian

9.8

4.7

Midlands

3.2

3.1

North East

2.2

2.5

North West

3.2

3.4

Southern

2.0

5.8

South West

5.5

2.1

Thames

5.3

10.0

Wales

0

0

Head Office

0

0

Total

31.2

31.6