Prime Minister David Cameron has said flood spending has increased on his watch when asked to deny a report claiming Government cuts had weakened flood defences.
Speaking during a visit to flood-hit areas in Worcester, Mr Cameron said flood spending had risen to £2.4 billion in the last four-year period with plans for more spending through to 2020.
The Guardian, though, has claimed flood-hit communities have been left without planned defences after Government funding cuts, including shelving a £2.2 million scheme to improve flood management in the Somerset Levels.
Mr Cameron said there will be "lessons to be learned" from the latest flood response, but repeated that spending had increased overall when repeatedly asked if he was denying cutting back on water defences.
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