Flood Control: Finance:Written question - 1172

Q
(Preston)
Asked on: 12 February 2020
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Flood Control: Finance
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much funding has been allocated to flood defence schemes in (a) Lancashire, (b) Yorkshire and (c) Oxfordshire in each of the last five years.
A
Answered by: Rebecca Pow
Answered on: 26 February 2020

The Government is investing £2.6 billion to better protect the country from flooding and coastal erosion between April 2015 and March 2021. This will better protect 300,000 homes in that period.

In the last five years the Environment Agency (EA) has invested £137 million on flood and coastal erosion management schemes in Lancashire.

In the last five years the EA has invested £261.3 million on flood and coastal erosion management schemes in Yorkshire. This is the total spend for the ceremonial counties of North Yorkshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire.

In the last five years the EA has invested £18.9 million on flood and coastal erosion management schemes in Oxfordshire.

Financial Year

Total Government spend (£m)

Lancashire

Oxfordshire

Yorkshire

2014-15

32.7

6.4

47.7

2015-16

30.4

4.1

44.7

2016-17

34.7

2.3

44.7

2017-18

18.3

5.2

51.1

2018-19

20.9

0.9

73.1

Total

137.0

18.9

261.3

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