Space Technology: Finance

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 30th March 2010.

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Photo of Dai Davies Dai Davies Independent, Blaenau Gwent

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what his most recent estimate is of the cost to the public purse of the creation of the proposed new UK space agency, including the (a) rebranding of the British National Space Centre and (b) public consultation conducted in 2009 on the civil space sector.

Photo of David Lammy David Lammy Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (Higher Education and Intellectual Property)

The direct cost of creating the new UK Space Agency and rebranding the British National Space Centre (BNSC) is £46,500, relating to the launch event itself (note that this event also included the launch of the Government response to the Space IGT), the development of the logo, the protection of trademarks on the name and logo within the UK, and the website revamp.

The public consultation was run via the BNSC website and managed within the remit of existing BNSC staff, so did not involve any direct additional costs.

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Ken Brookman
Posted on 6 Apr 2010 12:56 pm (Report this annotation)

Good point this one. Perhaps the newer members of the Peoples Voice would like to check on Dai Davies earlier interest in the space race when he wanted Airships flying off the top of the Domain mountain.. I'm sorry to say this plan was rejected by the government and scientists of the day, I wonder why????