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Flood Control: Somerset

Volume 479: debated on Monday 1 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the (a) capital and (b) revenue expenditure of internal drainage boards in the Somerset Levels and Moors has been since 1987. (219928)

The following tables show a breakdown of (a) capital and (b) revenue expenditure of internal drainage boards in the Somerset Levels and Moors since 1999, the earliest period for which figures are available without incurring disproportionate cost.

Capital expenditure

£

Capital

1999-2000

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

Lower Axe IDB

5,494

3,236

2,733

8,241

32,323

24,685

1

Lower Brue DDB

59,130

54,800

104,952

89,811

137,509

41,159

1

Upper Axe IDB

2,591

1

Upper Brue IDB

7,753

1

West Mendip IDB

25,576

7,794

18,925

70,305

1

16,697

North Somerset IDB

7,082

3,358

14,011

3,436

16,940

1

13,949

1 Information not collected.

Other expenditure

£

Other

1999-2000

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

Lower Axe IDB

78,777

76,934

106,151

103,455

112,501

150,132

1

Lower Brue DDB

194,732

208,233

225,267

242,299

258,254

221,712

1

Upper Axe IDB

40,200

39,822

44,339

45,207

47,466

52,785

1

61,273

Upper Brue IDB

123,263

128,559

155,502

149,961

160,913

176,193

1

184,859

West Mendip IDB

108,238

113,933

121,380

185,796

164,417

162,207

1

186,796

North Somerset IDB

68,040

79,715

93,582

103,460

97,923

97,069

1

152,108

1 Information not collected.

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what (a) local environment agency plans, (b) catchment flood management plans, (c) water management studies and (d) other catchment studies have been undertaken by the Environment Agency and its predecessors in the Somerset Levels and Moors since 1987. (219930)