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Galileo

Volume 467: debated on Tuesday 13 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what discussions he has had with industry on the criteria used to appraise UK involvement with the Galileo system; and if he will make a statement. (163479)

Since my appointment I have had a number of meetings and discussions with industry on UK space activities. These have covered a range of space issues including Galileo. Additionally, there are regular discussions between my officials and UK industry both formally through the British National Space Centre’s (BNSC) Telecommunications and Navigation Advisory Board and informally with individual companies and industry organisations such as UKSpace.