Ordnance Survey:Written question - 223594

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Asked by Chi Onwurah
(Newcastle upon Tyne Central)
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Asked on: 05 February 2015
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Ordnance Survey
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what timetable he has set for Ordnance Survey to become a government-owned company.
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Answered by: Matthew Hancock
Answered on: 10 February 2015

It is the intention to vest Ordnance Survey into a Government-owned Company by the end of the Financial Year.

The change to a Government–owned Company is operational in nature, designed to improve the performance of the organisation. There are no legislative requirements to the change and no proposed change in ownership. As the project has developed, the Department and the Ordnance Survey management have held discussions with interested parties across the public and business sectors, as well as with Ordnance Survey staff.

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