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Thames airport 'should be rejected' - MPs report

10 May 2013 Last updated at 15:02 BST

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.

The MPs argue a third runway at Heathrow is necessary instead and even suggest a fourth runway might have merit.

Richard Westcott reports.