§ Mr. Freud
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what has been the total to date of his Department's contribution to last January's East Coast flood damage; and whether he remains satisfied that the formula for payment announced in February was the most effective means of alleviating hardship.
§ Mr. Shore
My Department is still waiting for the further particulars requested from the one local authority on the East Coast which has so far submitted a claim for financial assistance. On the second part of the Question I have nothing to add to the answer I gave to the hon. Member's Questions on 14th March.—[Vol. 946, c. 167.]