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Galileo System

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 16th February 2015.

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Photo of Austin Mitchell Austin Mitchell Labour, Great Grimsby

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, when the Galileo satellite navigation system will be available in the UK; and whether that system will be provided free to the end user.

Photo of Greg Clark Greg Clark Minister of State (Universities and Science), Minister of State (Cabinet Office)

The European Commission, as the Galileo Programme Manager, is expected to issue a revised launch timetable shortly, this will inform the timetable for the provision of services.

The system is designed to provide four different services under Full Operational Capability (FOC). One of these, the ‘Open Service’ will be free of charge to the end user.

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