HC Deb 03 November 1980 vol 991 cc487-8W
Mr. Edward Gardner

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what steps he is prepared to take to give emergency help to local councils and individual victims affected by the recent floods which caused severe damage in parts of South Fylde.

Mr. Fox

I am satisfied that the local authorities concerned have adequate powers to deal with the emergency, which does not so far appear to be beyond their resources.

pressed at 1980 constant prices, taking outturn figures for the year 1979–80, the best estimate of outturn of 1980–81 and planned expenditure to 1982–83.

Mr. Heseltine

The latest available figures of the decreases in expenditure in the housing and other environmental services programmes, and the PSA. compared to planned expenditure in the previous Government's White Paper in Cmnd. 7439, are shown in table 5.8 of the last White Paper Cmnd. 7841. The changes included in this table for these programmes are as follows: