Committee announce new inquiry into the new UK Space Agency

28 July 2010

The Committee agreed on 27 July 2010 to examine the role of the UK Space Agency

The UK Space Agency was officially launched on 23 March 2010, replacing the British National Space Centre. The Agency is responsible for all strategic decisions on the UK civil space programme and provides a clear, single voice for UK space ambitions. The Science and Technology Committee has today announced an inquiry, examining the role of the UK Space Agency.

The Committee plans to examine the issues set out below and invites written submissions from interested parties on any of the issues by midday on Tuesday 31 August.

  1. What progress has been made in setting up the UK Space Agency?
  2. How does the UK Space Agency work with other bodies (national and international) on space issues?
  3. Is the UK Space Agency more effective at coordinating space policy than its predecessor, the British National Space Centre?
  4. What should the UK Space Agency’s priorities be for the next five years?
  5. Is the UK Space Agency adequately funded?

A copy of the submission should be sent by e-mail to and marked "space agency". An additional paper copy should be sent to:

The Clerk
Science and Technology Committee
House of Commons
7 Millbank
London SW1P 3JA

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