Tidal Surges (East Anglia)

Peter Aldous calls on the Government to ensure that sea defences are repaired as quickly as possible so that coastal communities in Suffolk and Norfolk can get back on their feet.
 
Peter Aldous (Waveney) (Con): I am grateful to the Minister for that answer. Repairs to sea defences were badly damaged in the storm surge on 5 December. They are not automatically covered by the Bellwin scheme. Will the Minister confirm that in his meetings with local authorities he will work with them to ensure that the repair works are carried out as quickly as possible so that coastal communities in Suffolk and Norfolk can get back on their feet?
 
Brandon Lewis: My hon. Friend makes a good point. The Bellwin scheme is only one part of the funding available for various issues from which areas affected by flooding will suffer. I am pleased to say that the Department for Environment and Rural Affairs will be addressing the matter of sea defences in a report to Parliament in the next few weeks, as the Environment Agency’s programme moves forward.
 

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Peter holds regular surgeries at various locations in the constituency. Please call 01502 586568 to make an appointment.

Next Surgeries - 2018: 
Lowestoft, Thursday 31st May
Beccles, Saturday 30th June

 

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