Global Navigation Satellite Systems: Costs

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 6th December 2018.

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Photo of Nia Griffith Nia Griffith Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the proposed Global Navigation Satellite System.

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

A UK Global Navigation Satellite System could cost between £3-5 billion over a ten year period. My rt. hon. Friend the Prime Minister announced in August an Engineering Design and Development Phase which will develop plans for a UK system. This will involve developing more detailed cost estimates.

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