Cumbrian MP 'shames' Government into acting on council flood funding
Government cash to help with the damage caused by Storm Desmond in west Cumbria will be paid out immediately, says an MP.
Allerdale council is entitled to about £220,000 under the Government's Bellwin scheme but it has not been paid.
Workington MP Sue Hayman questioned why in Parliament last week.
At Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, she asked Floods Minister Therese Coffey: “The damage caused by storms last winter cost about £5 billion.
"Thousands of homes and businesses were flooded and there was significant damage to roads and bridges.
“The... read more
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