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Space Technology: Scotland

Scotland Office written question – answered on 23rd November 2016.

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Photo of Stephen Metcalfe Stephen Metcalfe Chair, Science and Technology Committee (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on the potential merits of locating a space port in Scotland.

Photo of Margot James Margot James Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

Ministers routinely discuss matters of shared interest.

A spaceport brings exciting opportunities to grow the UK’s space sector and the Government is acting now to support interested operators and sites, including in Scotland.

In particular, we intend to introduce legislation next year to enable commercial spaceflight from the UK.

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