HC Deb 20 July 1994 vol 247 c238W
Mr. Alex Carlile

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will give details of financial and other assistance given by his office to assist(a) individuals, (b) the local authority and (c) other organisations following the flood in Llandudno in June 1993; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Redwood

Gwynedd county council and Aberconwy borough council are receiving financial assistance under the Bellwin scheme of some £.4.5 million towards the cost of temporary rehousing, cleaning-up operations, repairs to local authority buildings and infrastructure, and the social services flood support team.

Housing grants and loans from the social fund were made available to those qualifying. The strategic development scheme will provide assistance for the flood support team during 1994–95 and 1995–96 and fund a post for three years under business in the community to encourage investment by the private sector in new and existing economic projects in the area.