§ Mr. David Atkinson
asked the Secretary of State for Industry how much is currently being spent on the space 267W industries in the United Kingdom, France, West Germany and Italy by the public sector; and what information he has as to the level of such expenditure by the private sector.
§ Mr. Michael Marshall
1980 budgeted expenditure on ESA and national civil space programmes—that is excluding PTT and military programmes for which only United Kingdom figures are available—was:
£million United Kingdom 61 France 224 West Germany 162 Italy 61
Additional budgeted United Kingdom expenditure on PTT and military programmes for 1980 was £28 million. No information is available on the level of expenditure by the private sector.