HC Deb 04 December 1973 vol 865 cc354-5W
Mr. Deakins

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer why expenditure has been authorised for Maplin airport, in view of the fact that no rate of return can be calculated until the level of airport charges is fixed.

Mr. Onslow

I have been asked to reply.

No expenditure has yet been authorised for the airport apart from necessary expenditure on exploratory and research work.