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Chancellor George Osborne said "we need more airport capacity in the South East of England" and did not rule out the option of a third runway at Heathrow, during an interview with BBC One's Andrew Marr Show.
Earlier, Foreign Secretary William Hague said the coalition would "keep to election promises" and not expand Heathrow, in an interview with Sky News.
Foreign Secretary William Hague said the coalition "will keep to election promises" and not build a third runway at Heathrow airport, during an interview with Sky News.
Documents seen by the Independent of Sunday state that a new airport must meet the following criteria:
Plans for a new four-runway airport near Heathrow will be submitted to the Government in a bid to solve the UK's air capacity shortage, according to the Independent on Sunday.
A British business consortium - with Chinese backing - will try and push through the £60bn plans that would see a new airport which could rival, or even replace, Heathrow.
Sites to the west and north-west of London, including Oxfordshire and Berkshire, are reportedly being considered for the new transport hub.