Square Kilometre Array Telescope
Business, Innovation and Skills
Roger Williams (Brecon and Radnorshire, Liberal Democrat)
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills
(1) whether the independent Square Kilometre Site Advisory Committee has completed its evaluation of the cost and infrastructure implications of the African and Australian and New Zealand bids to host the Square Kilometre Array telescope; and if he will make a statement;
(2) whether the independent Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Advisory Committee has submitted its recommendations regarding the location of the SKA; and if he will make a statement.
David Willetts (Minister of State (Universities and Science), Business, Innovation and Skills; Havant, Conservative)
The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Site Advisory Committee has undertaken a detailed evaluation of the two candidate sites and has presented its report and recommendation on the preferred site for the SKA to the SKA Board.