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Ordnance Survey

Volume 455: debated on Thursday 18 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what percentage of Ordnance Survey’s turnover in the year ending 31 March 2005, excluding the National Interest Mapping Services Agreement, came from licensing its products and services to local and central Government agencies and other public bodies. (116290)

For the year ended 31 March 2005, 47 per cent. of Ordnance Survey’s turnover, excluding the National Interest Mapping Services Agreement came from the direct licensing of products and services to local and central government agencies and other public bodies.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much Ordnance Survey has spent on legal fees in the last two years. (116291)

The most recent years for which complete information is available are those ending 31 March 2005 and 31 March 2006. In those years expenditure on external legal fees was £506,000 and £556,000 respectively.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many lawyers have been employed as permanent staff by Ordnance Survey in the past 12 months. (116292)

During the 12 months ended 31 December 2006, Ordnance Survey had no more than seven lawyers. These staff represented 6.2 full-time equivalents.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much Ordnance Survey has spent on (a) creating and (b) maintaining addressing products in the last two years. (116294)

The most recent years for which complete information is available are those ending 31 March 2005 and 31 March 2006. In those years expenditure directly attributable to the creation of addressing products was £0.6 million and £3.1 million respectively. Expenditure directly attributable to maintenance of addressing products in the same years was £300,000 per annum.