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Galileo: Secondment

Volume 488: debated on Friday 6 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many of his Department’s (a) civilian and (b) uniformed personnel are seconded to the Galileo project. (261286)

There are two MOD civilians seconded to work in the EU Galileo programme, both funded by the Department for Transport who are the lead Department for Galileo: one seconded national expert on export controls, working in the European Global Navigation Satellite System Supervisory Authority (GSA); and one seconded national expert on project management, working for the European Commission’s DG Transport and Environment (DG TREN). There are no UK military staff officers seconded to the Galileo programme.