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Geographic Information

Volume 175: debated on Tuesday 26 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what actions have been taken by his Department following the receipt of the report by the Chorley committee on the handling of geographic information in 1987.

[holding answer 25 June 1990]: The Government's response to the report of the committee of inquiry chaired by Lord Chorley was published in February 1988. This document sets out the Government's reponse to each of the recommendations made by the Chorley committee and where these relate to the Department of the Environment my officials are actively engaged in carrying them forward.One of the key responses to the report of the Chorley committee has been the establishment of the Association of Geographic Information (AGI), the launch of which was attended by my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, the Member for Lewisham, East (Mr. Moynihan). The Department is a sponsor member of the AGI and is represented on its council.