- Posted by: Valerie Vaz MP
- Category: News
On Thursday 13th February, Valerie asked the Leader of the House, Andrew Lansley MP, for a debate regarding alternative ways to aid flood victims.
Rather than raiding the Department for International Development budget, which is committed expenditure, may we debate urgently an application to the European solidarity fund, which exists to help people during a flooding crisis?
Mr Lansley replied:
The hon. Lady will have heard what the Prime Minister had to say on that subject. From memory, a threshold of £3 billion—if I am wrong I will provide her with more details later—must be reached before an application can be made. An application for additional resources from Europe would also have implications for our rebate.