§ Mr. Campbell-Savours
asked the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the answer on 9 February, Official Report, column 106, why he will not list all orbital slots filed by his Department at the International Telecommunications Union.
§ Mr. Archie Hamilton
I am now advised that it is possible to provide the information requested by the hon. Gentleman and I regret that this was not done in response to his earlier question. The Department of Trade and Industry, which is responsible for requesting orbital slots for British satellites from the International Telecommuncations Union, has filed the following slots on behalf of the Ministry of Defence: 1 deg. West, 6 deg. East, 53 deg. East and 33 deg. West.