HC Deb 11 June 1973 vol 857 c227W
Mr. Moate

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is the expected expenditure on reclamation and all other work in connection with the proposed Maplin Airport in each of the financial years 1973, 1974, 1975, and thereafter, respectively.

Mr. Onslow

Reclamation expenditure during Stage 1 of the project will vary between £12 million and £20 million a year. The proportion of this expenditure attributable solely to the airport cannot yet be assessed on an annual basis. Other expenditure on the airport will probably not begin until 1976 and is estimated to total £80 million by the time the airport opens.