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Flood Control: Expenditure

Volume 496: debated on Thursday 16 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much his Department has spent on flood protection measures in (a) England, (b) Yorkshire and the Humber and (c) the City of York in each year since 2003. (285756)

The table shows:

Total expenditure by DEFRA—including by DEFRA through the Environment Agency, local authorities and Internal Drainage Boards—on flood and coastal risk management in England from the 2004-05 financial year; and

Environment Agency investment of grant in aid (from DEFRA) through its regional flood defence committee for the Yorkshire region and expenditure in respect of the city of York.

£ million

Total for England

Yorkshire and Humber region

City of York

2004-05

405.5

33.4

0.75

2005-06

506.4

40.7

0.95

2006-07

497.3

34.0

0.76

2007-08

499.8

35.2

0.69

2008-09

564.1

41.8

0.73

Notes:

1. The figures do not include Government funding to local authorities by means of revenue support grant nor funding DEFRA has retained for the implementation of the Pitt Review recommendations, adaptation, resistance and resilience measures. These data are published on the DEFRA website.

2. The totals for England include resource and capital funding to the Environment Agency and funding to the Environment Agency to grant aid local authority and Internal Drainage Board flood risk management capital improvement projects.

3. The resource budget funds maintenance and operational costs of the Environment Agency’s flood and coastal erosion risk management activities, and the capital programme funds new and improved defences and projects.

4. The totals for England for 2004-05 to 2007-08 are based on outturns, data for 2008-09 on budgeted amounts.

5. The totals for England for 2004-05 and 2005-06 include capital grant and supported capital expenditure (resource) to local authorities and Internal Drainage Boards.