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Asked why the Government had postponed its decision on Heathrow, the PMS replied that as he had said this morning, we had conducted two consultation exercises on the proposed third runway at Heathrow and there was a considerable amount of data and information that needed to be analysed. This would enable us to take a decision that would be based on a comprehensive evaluation of that information.

Asked what had changed, the PMS said that people needed to bear in mind that the most recent consultation only ended on the 9th November. That, along with the technical reports and impact assessments needed to be analysed in full. The judgement from the department was that to give them time to fully consider all the information, people should expect a decision in January.

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