UK air­port ex­pan­sion plan out next week

The Star (Kenya) - - News -

REUTERS/ Bri­tain will make a long-awaited de­ci­sion next week on where to al­low air­port ex­pan­sion near Lon­don, spokes­woman of Prime Min­is­ter Theresa May (pic­tured) said yes­ter­day. Min­is­ters who op­pose it have been given the rare op­por­tu­nity to pub­licly voice their dis­sent. The govern­ment will ei­ther sup­port plans for a new run­way west of Lon­don at Heathrow, the busiest air­port in both Bri­tain and Europe, or at Gatwick to the south. The de­ci­sion has been de­bated for more than 25 years. May’s Cab­i­net dis­cussed the op­tions for more than an hour yes­ter­day, her spokes­woman said, but the de­ci­sion will be made by a smaller group of min­is­ters. “It was not for Cab­i­net to take a de­ci­sion today. That will be taken by the cab­i­net sub-com­mit­tee on air­ports,” the spokes­woman said.

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