HC Deb 05 November 1986 vol 103 c438W
Mr. Waller

asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will compare the expected outturn cost for stage 1 of the A629/A650 Airedale route with the amount budgeted for the project when it originally appeared in the road programme.

Mr. Peter Bottomley

When the Kildwick to Keighley section of the Airedale route first appeared as a separate scheme (Cmnd. 7132, "Policy for Roads: England 1978") the listed cost was £7 million at November 1976 prices. This is equivalent to £17.3 million at today's prices. The tender sum is £14.8 million. The final works cost is likely to be higher than this.