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A cross-party consensus?

Articles, The Future of HeathrowEditor

From the PA:

A cross-party commission will be set up to try to find consensus on the deeply divisive issue of airport capacity in south east England, the Prime Minister signalled in the wake of the row over Heathrow Airport.

David Cameron told the Commons that he would not break his manifesto pledge ruling out a third runway at Heathrow during this Parliament, but added that a decision was needed on the fraught issue of air access to London amid growing business clamour for more flights.

An announcement with more details is expected later this week, though we do know that Sir Howard Davies is set to chair.

 

[learn_more caption="Sir Howard Davies' Biography"] Sir Howard Davies 2003-2011 - Director of the London School of Economics 1997-2003 - Chairman of the FSA 1995-1997  - Deputy Governor of the Bank of England Former Director-General of the CBI and Controller of the Audit Commission. In 2004, he joined the board of Morgan Stanley as a non-executive director.[/learn_more]