Heathrow third runway: public bill up to £10bn hidden, says Tory MP

Heathrow third runway: public bill up to £10bn hidden, says Tory MP

Ex-transport minister Stephen Hammond urges government to ‘come clean’ over likely bill to taxpayers

The true cost of Heathrow airport expansion to the taxpayer is not being divulged by the government, according to a Conservative former transport minister, who said ministers needed to “come clean” over the likely £5bn-10bn public cost for road and rail links.

The Tory MP, Stephen Hammond, raised his concerns as it emerged that Heathrow executives would get millions in bonuses for securing approval for the £17.6bn third runway scheme.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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