Azara Blog: The LGA wants more money for flood defences

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Date published: 2007/11/16

The BBC says:

The government's pledged increased spending on flood defences will not come soon enough, councils have warned.

Action is needed "urgently" to protect critical infrastructure, the Local Government Association (LGA) has said.

The prime minister has pledged to boost funding from £600m a year to £800m by 2010/2011, after the summer floods.

But in its submission to the Pitt Review into flooding in Yorkshire and the Midlands, the LGA said: "Three years is simply too long to wait."

Surprise, the LGA wants more money. When does the LGA not want more money? The national government should be deciding how much money is spent on flood defences, not local government.

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