HC Deb 15 May 1973 vol 856 cc304-5W
Mr. Churchill

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is the estimated cost of a second runway at London, Gatwick, airport.

Mr. Michael Heseltine

There are no plans to build and, consequently, no estimate of the costs of such a runway. In 1970, the British Airports Authority estimated the cost of the type of runway it was then contemplating at about £7 million at 1970 prices.