HC Deb 17 May 1973 vol 856 c379W
Mr. Churchill

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the estimated cost of the provision of a single runway at Maplin with the necessary terminal facilities and road and rail access network.

Mr. Rippon

In the debate on the Second Reading of the Maplin Development Bill I gave a figure of £440 million for expenditure on the Maplin project up to 1980. Of this about £320 million would be attributable to the provision of a one-runway airport and access routes.