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Floods: Essex

Volume 488: debated on Friday 27 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much his Department has spent on flood prevention measures in Essex in the last 12 months. (258299)

During the financial year 2008-09, the Anglian eastern area of the Environment Agency spent over £17 million on flood protection measures in the Essex catchment. £4.67 million has been spent on the maintenance of rivers and tidal defences, £2.62 million on major refurbishment of existing flood defences and £10.4 million on new or improved flood defences.