Sep 6 2012 By Carl Gavaghan
AN independent commission has been set up to look at future airport expansion leading to fears it could signal the building of a third runway at Heathrow.
At Prime Minister's Questions yesterday (Wednesday) Prime Minister David Cameron said he was setting up a consultation on airport capacity, including the controversial issue of a third runway at Heathrow.
Later in the day, it was announced that Sir Howard Davies, the former chairman of the Financial Services Authority, would chair the independent commission to look at all options for airport capacity in the UK.
However, Mr Cameron told MPs he would not break his party's 2010 election promise barring expansion at Heathrow during the course of this parliament.
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has labelled any potential u-turn on the the third runway as "simply mad" and promised to oppose it