§ 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 305W was then contemplating at about £7 million at 1970 prices.