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Ordnance Survey: Finance

Volume 503: debated on Thursday 14 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the Re-mapping the future for Ordnance Survey—making public data public consultation, how much funding the Government plans to provide to Ordnance Survey for the provision of free mapping. (304098)

Ordnance Survey currently covers all its costs—including investment—from the revenue it earns from licensing its data to customers in both the private and public sector. The Government will shortly be consulting on a proposal to make available certain Ordnance Survey datasets for free re-use to support greater transparency, improved public services and economic growth. There will be more detail in the consultation.