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Volume 168: debated on Monday 5 March 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list the expenditure, actual and planned, on civil space related activities paid for from public funds in each of the years 1987–88, 1988–89 and 1989–90; and for each of the years to give a breakdown as between expenditure on European Space Agency programmes and expenditure on domestic United Kingdom programmes.

[holding answer 2 March 1990]: The figures are as follows:

£ million
European Space Agency programmes80·890·287·2
National programmes42·848·151·1