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Flood Control: EU Grants and Loans

Volume 491: debated on Thursday 23 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much EU funding was allocated for the implementation of flood prevention measures in England in each of the last 10 years. (270448)

The Environment Agency estimates that it has been awarded £10.7 million of EU funding in England for the implementation of flood prevention measures such as biodiversity enhancements, better public access and enhanced consultation and planning procedures that complement their flood defence activities.

In many cases EU funding for these activities is made available to local authorities rather than the Environment Agency.

£ million

1999-2000

0.15

2000-01

0.15

2001-02

0.03

2002-03

0.68

2003-04

0.86

2004-05

1.54

2005-06

0.72

2006-07

0.49

2007-08

3.21

2008-09

2.83