Branson: Lack of third runway 'holding the country back enormously'

Virgin boss Richard Branson told ITV News that he "would urgently like to see the Government allow a third runway at Heathrow" and not having one "is holding the country back enormously" in terms of infrastructure.

He added that "it wouldn't cost the country any money at all to see that investment made but it would pay back many many times over".

Earlier Sir Richard said the queues at Heathrow Airport have been "embarrassing," and the problem has to be dealt with.

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