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Rivers

Volume 492: debated on Wednesday 20 May 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much his Department and its agencies have spent on the restoration of riverbeds in each of the last three years. (276261)

In the past three years the Environment Agency has spent the following on projects that delivered a substantial element of riverbed restoration:

£ million

2006-07

0.819

2007-08

1.026

2008-09

1.176

River restoration schemes typically encompass several related activities such as the placement of spawning gravels, removal of debris, tree planting, bank protection and enhancement works, etc.