§ Mr. Warren
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what steps he is taking to further the understanding of Her Majesty's Government of the value of space-based remote sensing systems.
§ Mr. Atkins
There is growing awareness within the United Kingdom (and within other European Governments) of the potential value, for a variety of public uses, of satellite-derived data. The Government are supporting the creation of the earth observation data centre at Farnborough which will play a significant role in processing such data for subsequent use in commercial and public sector applications.