§ 68. Mr. Butterfill
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what information he has regarding private sector co-operation in space research between the United Kingdom and overseas companies.
§ Mr. Butcher
International co-operation is an important aspect of space research especially in European Space Agency projects. As a result, United Kingdom companies have well established relationships with other European companies both in bidding for ESA projects and for commercial contracts e.g. those let by Inmarsat, Eutelsat etc.