HC Deb 24 January 1973 vol 849 cc153-4W
33. Mr. Wilkinson

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his latest estimate of the total cost of constructing the proposed new airport at Foulness, including the associated residential and industrial development and communications.

Mr. Eldon Griffiths

It is not possible to give an estimate for all the diverse elements of the Maplin project because many decisions, for example, on the size of the new town, have still to be taken. The Maplin Development Authority is being given borrowing powers up to £200 million to carry out its functions. We will be keeping the House informed at the various stages of decision taking.