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Transport Secretary confirms receipt of Airports Commission final report

Transport Secretary will make a statement to Parliament later today.

Aviation

Secretary of State for Transport Patrick McLoughlin confirms receipt of final report and will now consider the advice.

Patrick McLoughlin said:

My department has received the final report from the Airports Commission and will now consider that advice in detail.

As a nation we must be ambitious and forward looking. This is a once in a generation opportunity to answer a vital question.

I will make a statement to Parliament later today (1 July 2015) in which I will set out the process for that decision to be made.

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Published 1 July 2015