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Flood Defences: Budget

Volume 471: debated on Thursday 31 January 2008

22. To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the flood defence budget for 2008-09. (178878)

The funding settlement for 2008-09 to 2010-11 is based on evidence of risk and the pressures which formed part of the comprehensive spending review. It is consistent with the funding increase suggested by the Foresight Future Flooding study.