Met Office: Reviews
Business, Innovation and Skills
Andrew Murrison (Shadow Minister, Defence; Westbury, Conservative)
To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has met representatives of the Met Office to discuss the recommendations of the Operational Efficiency programme review that the Met Office should introduce private capital in some areas; and if he will make a statement.
Rosie Winterton (Minister of State (Yorkshire and the Humber), Department for Communities and Local Government, Minister of State (Yorkshire and the Humber), Regional Affairs, Minister of State (Yorkshire and the Humber), Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, Minister of State (Yorkshire and the Humber), Department for Business, Innovation and Skills; Doncaster Central, Labour)
The OEP review process is conducted through extensive consultations and dialogue between the Met Office, Ministry of Defence and the Shareholder Executive on all issues connected with the review, including the potential introduction of private capital. The introduction of private capital was identified as only one of the available options which could help enhance the commercial opportunities available to the Met Office. Ministers are kept informed on the progress on all options.