UK Space Agency

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 6th April 2010.

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Photo of Adam Afriyie Adam Afriyie Shadow Minister (Science and Innovation)

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of (a) the number of officials at each pay band and (b) the administration costs of the UK Space Agency in 2010-11.

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

The final staffing structure will be completed only when all discussions on post transfers are finalised. The current estimate of full-time equivalents translated to BIS grades is:

Grade 6/7 18.5

The above remains an estimate pending final agreement. Back office support for HR, finance and grants will be contracted from one or more of the existing partners.

The estimated administration costs, including staff costs for 2010/11 will be £3.2 million plus the back office function costs, which are funded by existing partners and the necessary transfers are still in negotiation.

There will be no increase in BNSC costs.

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