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Topic: Re:Re:Crunch Time for Third Runway
Posted by: Tim Henderson
Date/Time: 11/11/15 16:31:00

The Evening Standard suggests that the timescale may be slipping :

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/cabinet-falling-behind-on-third-runway-decision-a3111996.html

"...Another source said the original intention was to announce the decision around the time of the Autumn Statement on November 25.

But a senior Tory figure, who will play a key role in the decision, told the Standard to “wait and see” whether a decision would be made by the end of the year.

No 10 stressed Mr Cameron’s commitment was for a decision before the end of 2015.  A second official meeting of the Cabinet sub-committee was scheduled — believed to be for this week or shortly afterwards — so that Department for Transport officials can  present their analysis of the Airport Commission’s final report, which strongly recommended Heathrow expansion.

Senior ministers say the deliberations have been slowed by the sheer number of documents and by extra research commissioned in Whitehall.

Mr Cameron is believed to have promised Cabinet opponents of a third runway that the decision on expansion will be discussed at full Cabinet. This would let senior Tories, such as International Development Secretary Justine Greening, MP for Putney, to formally state their position.

This Cabinet meeting could take place next month, before the Government’s verdict is announced in advance of the Commons rising on December 17....."

In view of the inadequacy of the Davies Report (particularly on air pollution) and the weak proposals to tackle the issue from Defra, it does not surprise me that the Government needs to take its time to evaluate / redo the modelling. It isn't made easier after the VW diesel affair and the uncertainties with future fleet emissions.


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Crunch Time for Third Runway11/11/15 10:52:00 Claire Moran
   Re:Crunch Time for Third Runway11/11/15 12:33:00 Rima Jones
      Re:Re:Crunch Time for Third Runway11/11/15 16:31:00 Tim Henderson
         Re:Re:Re:Crunch Time for Third Runway11/11/15 17:07:00 Claudia Jachtmann
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Crunch Time for Third Runway11/11/15 17:55:00 Claire Moran
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Crunch Time for Third Runway11/11/15 18:02:00 Will Watson
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Crunch Time for Third Runway11/11/15 18:19:00 Claire Moran
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Crunch Time for Third Runway11/11/15 19:44:00 Ken Munn
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Crunch Time for Third Runway11/11/15 19:51:00 Claire Moran
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Crunch Time for Third Runway11/11/15 19:59:00 Ken Munn
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Crunch Time for Third Runway11/11/15 20:10:00 Claudia Jachtmann
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Crunch Time for Third Runway11/11/15 20:24:00 Claudia Jachtmann
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Crunch Time for Third Runway11/11/15 20:32:00 Claudia Jachtmann
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Crunch Time for Third Runway11/11/15 21:01:00 Claire Moran
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Crunch Time for Third Runway11/11/15 21:07:00 Claudia Jachtmann
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Crunch Time for Third Runway11/11/15 21:31:00 Claudia Jachtmann
                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Crunch Time for Third Runway11/11/15 21:44:00 Claudia Jachtmann
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Crunch Time for Third Runway11/11/15 22:58:00 Jonathan Bingham
                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Crunch Time for Third Runway11/11/15 23:32:00 Claudia Jachtmann

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