HC Deb 27 February 2001 vol 363 c633W
Paddy Ashdown

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what the total expenditure of his Department on flood prevention work was(a) through local authority finance, (b) through all forms of central Government finance for (i) 2000–01, (ii) 2001–02, (iii) 2002–03 and (iv) 2003–04; and if he will make a statement. [150418]

Ms Armstrong

The funding allocated by the Flood Defence and Coast Protection SSA blocks for 2000–01 and 2001–02 is set out in the table. Decisions about the level of the Flood Defence and Coast Protection SSA blocks for subsequent years have not yet been taken; therefore no figures can be provided for 2002–03 or 2003–04.

£ million
Year Flood defence SSA Coast protection SSA
2000–01 246.825 10.275
2001–02 257.700 10.700
2002–03 n/a n/a
2003–04 n/a n/a

DETR does not provide any other funding for flood prevention work. All other central Government support for flood prevention work is provided by MAFF as set out in an answer to PQ 150419 given by my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food today, Official Report, column 602W.