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Environment Agency: Finance

Volume 479: debated on Monday 29 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how the Environment Agency's planned £17 million savings from the flood risk management budget in 2007-08 break down among spending areas. (224199)

[holding answer 17 September 2008]: The £16.7 million of savings made by the Environment Agency in 2007-08 on flood risk management as reported in the Annual Report and Accounts in 2007-08 were as follows:

Efficiency gained

Saving (£ million)

Manpower and other savings as a result of Implementation of Integrated Flood Risk Management organisational change project


Procurement and cost avoidance savings through National Capital Programme Management Service


Improved techniques and technology for asset management programme


Automisation and centralisation of systems and processes for Flood Warnings Direct project


Contractual and other savings




The savings are efficiency and productivity savings and therefore will not adversely affect delivery.