June 5, 2018 / 11:58 AM / 2 months ago

UK cabinet backs Heathrow expansion

LONDON, June 5 (Reuters) - Britain's transport minister said on Tuesday that senior government ministers have backed the expansion of Heathrow Airport, paving the way for lawmakers to vote on the new runway within the next 21 days.

"The scheme is crucial to our national interest," minister Chris Grayling said in parliament. (Reporting by Sarah Young; editing by Stephen Addison)

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