Airports Commission

Transport written question – answered on 6th January 2014.

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Photo of Mary Creagh Mary Creagh Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the total cost to the public purse of the Airports Commission will be over the life of the Commission.

Photo of Robert Goodwill Robert Goodwill Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The independent Airports Commission was set up by the Government to examine how best the UK can maintain its international connectivity. On setting up the Commission in 2012, the Department set a budget of £20.35 million to allow for building, staff and IT costs, expert consultancy, publishing, travel and hosting public consultation events over the four financial years 2012-13 to 2015-16.

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