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Asked if the Prime Minister had an open mind on whether the third runway at Heathrow should go ahead, the PMS replied that the Government s position on this was that it supported a third runway at Heathrow, subject to being confident of meeting the strict local and environmental conditions. That had been the Government s position for some time and it remained the Government s position.

Asked how the Prime Minister felt about ministers getting cold feet about the idea of a third runway, the PMS replied that clearly there were a number of ministers who had constituencies that would be affected by the expansion of Heathrow and it was right that they should express and pass on views expressed by their constituents. The Government s position on this was very clear.

Asked if the Prime Minister had been contacted by any ministers wanting to discuss the issue, the PMS said we wouldn t normally comment on discussion between the Prime Minister and ministers, but the Government s position was longstanding and remained unchanged.

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