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Parliamentary questions
10 December 2015
P-015639-15
Question for written answer
to the Commission
Rule 130
Sajjad Karim (ECR)

 Subject:  EU solidarity funding for floods in Cumbria, UK
 Answer(s) 

Over the past few days devastating floods have hit the county of Cumbria in my North West of England constituency. Thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes and equal numbers left without electricity. Previously unprecedented damage has been caused to communications and infrastructure, not to mention the local economy, as communities have been overwhelmed by the heavy rainfall, with as much as 35 cm of rain falling in 24 hours.

The EU Solidarity Fund (EUSF) was established to help countries and people who have been adversely affected by disasters such as this one. Whilst I understand the procedure for a Member State to apply for EUSF monies, I seek clarification as to how receipt of this funding will affect the UK’s future contributions to the EU budget and in particular the UK correction.

Can the Commission state how any successful application for EUSF funding would affect the UK’s future budget contributions and financial position within the EU?

In particular, can the Commission provide figures or a method for calculating how a successful application for EUSF funding would affect the amount of the British correction?

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