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International Comparison of Geographical Trading Models

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 15 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the terms of reference were for the Ordnance Survey report entitled “International Comparison of Geographical Trading Models”; who was responsible for commissioning the report; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the report. (284789)

I refer my hon. Friend to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Meriden (Mrs. Spelman) on 14 July 2009, Official Report, column 316W.

The report was commissioned in April 2009 by my hon. Friend the Member for Hartlepool (Mr. Wright).

The terms of reference were:

“To provide a broad comparison of various trading models used by a representative sample of National Mapping Agencies with the current model operated by Ordnance Survey, and to understand their impact on the range, quality, currency and provision of national mapping, and of its use.”