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Flooding: Sea Coast Defences

Volume 691: debated on Thursday 26 April 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What estimates have been made by central government and local authorities of total public expenditure on sea coastal defences against flooding over (a) the next five years, and (b) the next 10 years. [HL3169]

Effective flood risk management is a high priority for this Government and we have increased funding significantly in recent years. Future departmental funding, of which spending on flood risk management is a major part, will be considered in the 2007 Comprehensive Spending Review.