Communities and Local Government
James Arbuthnot (North East Hampshire, Conservative)
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what action she proposes to take in relation to Ordnance Survey in response to the recommendations made in the recent Office of Fair Trading's market study of public sector information; and if she will make a statement.
Angela Smith (Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Communities and Local Government; Basildon, Labour)
As one of the major public sector information holders covered by the study, Ordnance Survey is giving the report very careful consideration.
Ordnance Survey officials will be working with officials in my department and in other Departments and organisations mentioned in the report to assist the Department of Trade and Industry in its co-ordination of the official Government response to the report.