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Ordnance Survey

Volume 476: debated on Thursday 22 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for what reasons the definition of Ordnance Survey's new Public Task has been extended to include addressing. (203433)

Ordnance Survey's Public Task has not been extended to include addressing as Ordnance Survey has a history of collecting, recording and publishing addressing in part since the 1860s and in full since the 1940s. More recently Ordnance Survey has taken advantage of digital technology to store this information in databases and make it available separately from mapping.