§ Ms Beverley Hughes
My Department has received an interim claim dated 28 February 2001 from Lewes district council in respect of costs arising out of flooding between October and December 2000. In accordance with arrangements to which I referred in answers given to the hon. Member for Vale of York (Miss McIntosh) on 8 February 2001,Official Report, column 642W and125W
12 February 2001, Official Report, column 6W, payment was authorised within 15 working days of receipt of the claim.