Commenting on the Conservative Party’s plans to scrap a third runway at Heathrow in favour of high speed rail, David Frost, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, said:

“This debate shouldn’t be about either high speed rail or a third runway at Heathrow. A fully thought through transport vision would recognise that improvements to both the UK’s rail and air infrastructure are essential.

"Business understands the need to protect the environment. But refusing to listen to the needs of the economy on the issue of Heathrow expansion will hold back British business in the future."