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Galileo: Repairs and Maintenance

Volume 474: debated on Monday 21 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the potential cost to the UK of repairs to the Galileo European satellite navigation system. (200185)

Funding for the replenishment of the satellite constellation is included within the €6 billion (roughly £4.3 billion) the Commission estimated in 2007 would be required for the programme over the period 2013-30.

Discussions on how these funds might be sourced and what elements might come from private and public sources will not take place until the programme has advanced to a later stage. We expect the Commission to bring forward proposals for financing future phases of the programme in 2010.