Peter Aldous calls for work to start on Lowestoft flood alleviation scheme

Peter Aldous (Waveney) (Con): How many flood protection schemes are beginning construction in 2014. [905746]
 
The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Elizabeth Truss): Between April 2014 and March 2015, 54 major new flood and coastal defence schemes will be starting construction. Over the period of this Parliament, we are spending more than £3.2 billion, compared with £2.7 billion in the previous five years, to protect this country from floods. This is one of my key priorities as Secretary of State.
 
Peter Aldous: I am grateful to the Secretary of State for her answer, which I am sure the communities that will benefit from the schemes will welcome. Will she ensure that work starts next year on the Lowestoft flood alleviation scheme, which will not only protect the properties that were badly damaged in last December’s storm surge but attract new investment and jobs to the town?
 
Elizabeth Truss: I enjoyed walking along Lowestoft seafront with my hon. Friend. It was rather a blustery day, but it is a fine town. I look forward to hearing further representations from him on the subject. He is a champion of the people of Lowestoft and I will listen very carefully to his representations.
 

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