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Coastal Erosion

Volume 508: debated on Thursday 8 April 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much the Environment Agency spent on sea defences in (a) total, (b) East Anglia and (c) Essex in each of the last 10 years. (325454)

The following figures show the Environment Agency’s spend on coastal and tidal schemes in England, East Anglia and Essex.

Sea and tidal schemes in England

£ million

2008-09

84

2009-10 (forecast outturn)

95

Sea and tidal defences capital expenditure figures

£ million

East Anglia

Essex

2000-01

7.9

0.7

2001-02

6.5

1.2

2002-03

10.9

1.5

2003-04

12.6

0.9

2004-05

10.8

0.6

2005-06

11.5

1.6

2006-07

15.2

1.9

2007-08

9.8

0.6

2008-09

38

9.7

2009-10 (forecast outturn)

24

3.5