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Volume 694: debated on Wednesday 18 July 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What are the main features of the announced flood defence spending increase, including the full profile and timetable involved; and whether this announcement will form part of the Comprehensive Spending Review. [HL4752]

No final decisions have been taken on the allocation of the £200 million increased spending in 2010-11. Following the Comprehensive Spending Review settlement, expected by the autumn, and a subsequent departmental allocations exercise, a separate prioritisation process will determine funding for individual flood risk management projects.