Written Questions are submitted by MPs or Lords to receive information from a Department.
|25 Oct 2017, 3 p.m.||Floods: Finance||Holly Lynch|
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many and which local authorities his Department committed to fund as part of the recovery effort for the floods of winter 2015-16; and what proportion of that funding is yet to be paid to each such local authority.
Answer (Jake Berry)
My department committed to fund all 50 eligible local authorities affected by the winter 2015 floods, mainly in the North of England. This includes three upper tier counties who administer grants on behalf of their districts. Out of the 47 authorities issuing grants to flooded householders and businesses under the Community and Business Recovery Scheme, 13 have now closed their recovery schemes. 34 are still disbursing grants to claimants. Any balancing payments due to these authorities will be made after final applications have been received.