Louise Ellman MP
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'Thames airport should be rejected'

The government should reject the "Boris Island" Thames Estuary airport plan and expand Heathrow instead, a report by MPs has said.

The government should reject the "Boris Island" Thames Estuary airport plan and expand Heathrow instead, a report by MPs has said.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has argued for a new hub airport in the Thames Estuary.

Yet the House of Commons Transport Committee warned it would be hugely expensive.

Committee chairwoman Louise Ellman MP said, "It would require the closure of Heathrow to make that viable, that would mean massive disruption and loss of jobs".

  • 10 May
  • From the section UK