World Meteorological Organisation

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 4th June 2018.

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Photo of Lord Hunt of Chesterton Lord Hunt of Chesterton Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the UK funding of the operational hydrology and water programmes of the World Meteorological Organisation continues at present levels and is not affected by the proposed reorganisation of that agency.

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

The UK’s Permanent Representative to the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) is actively engaged in discussions around the WMO budget, strategic plan and governance reform, with appropriate support from the UK Hydrological Adviser. The UK will remain closely involved in the ongoing assessment of options and the development of proposals over the next 12 months, up to the World Meteorological Congress in May - June 2019, where they will be further discussed and decisions made.

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