HC Deb 23 October 1973 vol 861 c463W
Miss Quennell

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what proportion of the gross domestic product he estimates will be absorbed by the cost of the Channel Tunnel; and if he will set out the estimate as an annual table covering the tunnel's construction.

Mr. Peyton

The United Kingdom share of the cost of the Channel Tunnel is estimated at some 0.04 per cent. of gross domestic product over the period 1973 to 1980. The annual break-down is given in the table below:

Percentage of GDP
1973 .005
1974 .010
1975 .031
1976 .039
1977 .088
1978 .085
1979 .059
1980 .014