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London Airports

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 17831, tabled on 26 November 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent comparative assessment he has made of the cost to the public purse of expanding (a) Heathrow and (b) Gatwick airports.

Answered on

1 December 2015

The Government is currently considering the large amount of very detailed analysis contained in the Airports Commission’s final report before taking any decisions on next steps.


The Government will carefully consider all the evidence set out, including that on costs, when making a decision on additional runway capacity.

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