(2) how much he has allocated to the Environment Agency via the flood defence grant in aid for the Lancashire area for each of the next three financial years for (a) capital and (b) revenue expenditure; and if he will make a statement.
I have regular discussions with the Environment Agency on a range of issues including national funding levels. However decisions on individual regional funding allocations are a matter for the agency.
Flood and coastal erosion risk spending will rise from its current level of £600 million to £800 million in 2010-11. No final decisions have yet been made on how these record levels of investment will be allocated but a formal announcement will be made in due course.