27 JULY 2015
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There is no room for returning MP Boris Johnson in Prime Minister David Cameron’s new Aviation Committee, signalling that expansion of the Heathrow is likely to get the green light.
The group will be chaired by the Prime Minister, includes the two strongest advocates of the third runway: George Osborne, Chancellor, and Sajid Javid, Business Secretary.
The Rt Hon David Cameron MP
Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury and Minister for the Civil Service Chair
The Rt Hon George Osborne MP
First Secretary of State and Chancellor of the Exchequer
The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP
Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills
The Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP
Secretary of State for Transport
The Rt Hon Liz Truss MP
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
The Rt Hon David Mundell MP
Secretary of State for Scotland
The Rt Hon Greg Clark MP
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
The Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP
Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
The Rt Hon Oliver Letwin MP
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
The Rt Hon Mark Harper MP
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury and Chief Whip
Its terms of reference are simple: “To consider matters relating to airport capacity in the South East of England in the light of the Airports Commission’s report.”
All comments are filtered to exclude any excesses but the Editor does not have to agree with what is being said. 100 words maximum
Andrew Sharp, Surbiton
The press report I saw said that the report would be followed by public consultation. Why? We've just had a very intensive and well informed consultation at all stages of the Davies Commission work, including all of its reports. Is more consultation necessary?