§ Mr. Churchill
asked the Secretary of State for Transport what assessments his Department provided to the recent public inquiry into the proposed development of Stansted airport as to (i) the impact on the public sector borrowing requirement of the capital cost of the proposed development of the airport itself (ii) the impact on the public sector borrowing requirement and the cost to public funds of the associated infrastructure costs including housing, sewerage and roads.
§ Mr. Michael Spicer
No evidence was given by my Department on the implications of the proposed developments for the public sector borrowing requirement. The evidence on costs is summarised in chapter 51 of the inspector's report.