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Ordnance Survey

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 10th February 2015.

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Photo of Chi Onwurah Chi Onwurah Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what timetable he has set for Ordnance Survey to become a government-owned company.

Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), Minister of State for Portsmouth, The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

It is the intention to vest Ordnance Survey into a Government-owned Company by the end of the Financial Year.

The change to a Government–owned Company is operational in nature, designed to improve the performance of the organisation. There are no legislative requirements to the change and no proposed change in ownership. As the project has developed, the Department and the Ordnance Survey management have held discussions with interested parties across the public and business sectors, as well as with Ordnance Survey staff.

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