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Marinair

Volume 400: debated on Monday 3 March 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to his answer of 27 January 2003, Official Report, column 525W, what estimate was made of total costs of the former Marinair scheme, during the 'Preliminary Site Search of Options for New Airport Capacity to Serve the South East and East of England'. [94781]

The "Preliminary Site Search of Options for New Airport Capacity to Serve the South East and East of England" (published June 2001 and available in the Libraries of the House) estimated the total costs of the former Marinair scheme at nearly £20 billion pounds.

The estimate was based on a desk-top study that reviewed proposals submitted by supporters of Marinair in the early 1990s.