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Complainant Name:
Mr Ian Hargreaves, the Group Director of Corporate and Public Affairs of BAA

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Times

Complaint:
Mr Ian Hargreaves, the Group Director of Corporate and Public Affairs of BAA, complained that an article had inaccurately alleged that BAA had expressed a preference for Heathrow as the location for the first of three new runways in the South East. In fact, the authority had drawn up a shortlist of four possible sites including Heathrow but has never expressed a preference for a particular location.

Resolution:
The newspaper which stated that its information came from confidential sources published a letter from a BAA representative that included a statement making clear that the company had no preference for any site. It also amended its records to reflect this point.

Report: 63



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