Mandelson throws his weight behind third Heathrow runway
the business case for a third runway.
"numerous" times by the Cabinet, highlighting how controversial an issue it had
become at the highest level of government.
laws must not be breached by a third runway, Business Secretary Lord Mandelson
came out fighting the case for a bigger Heathrow.
strongly for a third runway, reflecting the views of businesses."
Gordon Brown supporting a third runway providing the environmental conditions
can be met.
Leader Harriet Harman, Climate Change Secretary Ed Miliband and Foreign Secretary
David Miliband are all said to have voiced concerns.
appeared to be heading for a showdown.
split. He said: "The Secretary of State for Transport has been pointing out that
it’s important we do take into account all the environmental issues. That is the
Mr Hoon could relax regulations on the two existing runways.
those in south-west London already heavily affected by aircraft noise, by ending
runway alternation and instead allowing mixed mode â€” both take-offs and landings
â€” on both runways for more, or the whole of the day.
before a new runway could be built.