George Osborne did not rule out a third runway at Heathrow during an interview with BBC One's Andrew Marr Show. Meanwhile, Plans for a new four-runway airport near Heathrow will be submitted to the Government, according to the Independent on Sunday.
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.
I am firmly in the camp of we need more airport capacity in the South East of England, we need more runway capacity in the South East of England. Then there is a question of where it should go.
What I would say is let's examine all the options. Let's make sure we can try and create a political consensus.
Debate must be refocused to get political and business consensus on the criteria to be met by a future hub. As evidenced by HS2 (High Speed Rail), Crossrail, and the London 2012 Olympics, the development and delivery of any scheme must have cross-party backing and must be supported by business and the workforce.