OneWeb:Written question - 74577

Q
Asked by Chi Onwurah
(Newcastle upon Tyne Central)
Asked on: 15 July 2020
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
OneWeb
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 14 July 2020 to Question 69544 on OneWeb, whether his scientific advisers recommend the purchase of Oneweb.
A
Answered by: Amanda Solloway
Answered on: 23 July 2020

My Rt. Hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy took advice from experts across government to provide detailed scrutiny of the commercial, financial and scientific rationales for investment. In light of this, the decision was made to invest in OneWeb, promoting the UK focus in research and innovation and putting Britain at the cutting edge of the latest advances in space technology.

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