Calum Kerr – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Calum Kerr on 2016-01-05.

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans her Department has for funding from the EU Solidarity Fund for relief payments for recent flooding.

Rory Stewart

We will consider all forms of support for those affected by the recent floods.

However, the EU Solidarity Fund would not compensate for private losses. It would take several months to receive the majority of the funds, and only provides for a fraction of the total costs of assessed damage. The Government’s priority has been to act quickly and deal with the urgent needs of those affected.

This is why the Government is providing nearly £200 million of additional aid to support those affected by the floods in England.