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Asked why there had been a delay in making a decision regarding Heathrow, the PMS said that this was a decision of enormous national and regional importance and as such it was important that we made the right decision. We had had two public consultations, the most recent one ending on 9 November, and there had been a series of technical reports and impact assessments. All this work was ongoing and it was right that the decision, expected in January, should be on the basis of a full analysis of those reports and assessments.

Asked if the delay was a reflection of the fact that there were differing views in the Cabinet, the PMS said that the delay was a reflection of the fact that this was an important decision that needed to be made on the basis of a full analysis of all the available information.

Asked if there were any differing views in Cabinet, the PMS said that he was not going to comment on that speculation.

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