Runways at Heathrow airport in west London
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Pickles: No chance of third Heathrow runway

The Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has said there is no chance of the government returning to the question of a third Heathrow runway in the lifetime of this parliament.

Speaking on The World At One, Mr Pickles said that "there are lots of things that we can do to increase airport capacity in the south east (of England) without reopening the question".

Earlier today, Prime Minister David Cameron was challenged in the Commons to promise no third runway will be approved while he remains in office.

  • 13 Jun 2012