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Decision on Britain's aviation plans to be announced shortly - PM May's spokesman

LONDON, June 5 (Reuters) - A decision on Britain's aviation strategy will be announced later today, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday, referring to a decision on whether the government will back plans for a new runway at Heathrow airport.

"Cabinet ... discussed the government's airports national policy statement," the spokesman told reporters. He said transport minister Chris Grayling would make a statement to parliament on the matter later on Tuesday. (Reporting by William James, writing by Elizabeth Piper)