June 6, 2018 / 11:32 AM / in 6 months

UK PM May promises lawmakers a timely vote on Heathrow airport expansion

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street in London, June 6, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday that she would ensure a vote on building a third runway at Heathrow airport would come to parliament in a timely manner.

“We will ensure that this vote is brought to this House in a timely fashion - there is a requirement for it to be brought within a certain period of time and we will ensure that that happens,” May told parliament.

May’s ministers backed plans for the new runway on Tuesday, opening the way for a parliamentary vote after decades of delays.

Reporting by Michael Holden and Stephen Addison, writing by Guy Faulconbridge, editing by Sarah Young

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