Estimates day debates: managing flood risk and levies on energy bills

Estimates day debates: managing flood risk and levies on energy bills
03 March 2014

MPs debated managing flood risk and Government levies on energy bills on Monday 3 March 2014 in the House of Commons. The debates followed the publication of the estimates for the allocation of expenditure for central Government, for the year ending March 2014.

Estimates day debate: Managing flood risk

Anne McIntosh, Chair of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, opened the debate. Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Dan Rogerson, responded on behalf of the Government.

Relevant documents

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee held an inquiry on Managing Flood Risk and published its report on 4 July 2013. The Government response to the Committee report was published on 16 October 2013.

Estimates day debate: Government levies on energy bills

Tim Yeo, Chair of the Energy and Climate Change Committee, opened the debate. Minister of State at the Department of Energy and Climate Change, Michael Fallon, responded on behalf of the Government.

Relevant documents

The Energy and Climate Change Committee held an inquiry into Government levies on energy bills and published its report on 17 February 2014. The Government response to the Committee report is yet to be published.

Related information

Estimates days

All public spending has to be approved by Parliament. Estimates of spending are presented to Parliament and three 'estimates days' are set aside each year to debate the content of those estimates presented.

In practice, estimates days are often used for debating one or more estimates or select committee reports chosen by the Liaison Committee.

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