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Cardiff Airport: First minister defends purchase plan

First Minister Carwyn Jones has defended the Welsh government's decision to buy Cardiff Airport.

He has pledged there will be no "state aid", but says that without future investment the airport will close.

Business leaders have asked whether the deal is value for money, while rival Bristol airport wants assurances Cardiff will not receive state handouts.

Mr Jones explained the decision to buy the airport to Bethan Rhys Roberts of BBC Radio Wales.

  • 19 Dec 2012
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