Swift decision on airports expansion urged

April 2 2015  

Swift decision on airports expansion urged
Britain's next Government must make a quick decision on airports expansion in South East England, according to over 50 parliamentary figures.
 
They have lent their signatures to a campaign organised by the pro expansion group Let Britain Fly which says that if politicians fail to act soon to expand airport capacity, Britain will lose its competitive edge.
 
The group aims to build cross party political support for the need to build new runways and is calling for a decision on runway expansion to be made soon after the Airports Commission publishes its final report this summer.
 
Signatories to the list include Labour's Louise Ellman who until Parliament's dissolution on Monday was chair of the Transport Select Committee.
 
Other names include the previous MP for Crawley, close to Gatwick (Henry Smith of the Conservatives) and the previous MP for Feltham and Heston (Seema Malhotra of Labour) near Heathrow.
 
Let Britain Fly director Gavin Hayes said: “There are growing numbers from across the political spectrum – and all corners of the country – who understand the urgent need to expand London and South East airports in order to support future jobs and economic growth.
 
“After over half a century of inaction the political procrastination has to stop. Once the election is out of the way we urge our political leaders to be bold and decisive on this issue.”
 
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