HC Deb 17 December 1986 vol 107 c592W
Mr. Tony Banks

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) why the Greater London Council's flood control centre has been closed;

(2) what arrangements he has made to maintain the former Greater London Council's post barrier flood plan;

(3) which authority is responsible for operating the Greater London co-ordination centre in the Kingsway; and what financial and staffing resources are available to operate it.

Mr. Chope

[pursuant to his reply, 8 December 1986, c. 30]: The operation of the post barrier flood plan is a matter for the London boroughs to consider in consultation with the London Fire and Civil Defence Authority. In 1982 the Greater London council's flood control centre was subsumed in the Greater London emergency co-ordination centre which is now operated by the LFCDA. My right hon. Friend has given the authority sanction, under section 19 of the Local Government Finance Act 1982, to incur expenditure of £76,000 in the current financial year towards the costs of operating the centre.

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