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European Space Programme

Volume 29: debated on Thursday 28 October 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry what United Kingdom participation there is in the European space programme; and whether this will be increased in future.

In 1981–82 the United Kingdom's contribution to the European Space Agency was some £61·5 million. £53·2 million from my Department and £8·3 million from the Science and Engineering Research Council. I expect future participation to remain at around this level.