European Space Agency: Finance

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 31st October 2018.

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Photo of Lord Vinson Lord Vinson Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to seek compensation for the UK's contributions to the European Space Agency for those EU programmes it will no longer be able to participate in after Brexit; and if so, how much.

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

The European Space Agency (ESA) is an intergovernmental organisation, independent of the European Union. We have been clear that we will continue membership of ESA and an independent report has shown that the UK gets on average a return of £10 for every £1 it invests with ESA.

The EU’s space programmes are not funded by ESA, but by the EU itself (and, by extension, Member State contributions to the EU’s budget).

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