Spaceflight: Scotland:Written question - 907328

(South Basildon and East Thurrock)

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Asked on: 15 November 2016
Scotland Office
Spaceflight: Scotland
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on the potential merits of locating a space port in Scotland.
Answered by: Margot James
Answered on: 23 November 2016

Ministers routinely discuss matters of shared interest.

A spaceport brings exciting opportunities to grow the UK’s space sector and the Government is acting now to support interested operators and sites, including in Scotland.

In particular, we intend to introduce legislation next year to enable commercial spaceflight from the UK.

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