§ Q53. Mr. Kirkwood
To ask the Prime Minister if she will take steps to mount a space mission to investigate the extent of space debris in the earth's orbit.
§ The Prime Minister
This is an area in which it is natural to work through the European Space Agency and where the United Kingdom and other member states are due shortly to consider a working party report. There are, however, no immediate United Kingdom or ESA plans for a space mission to study space debris.