HC Deb 27 January 1989 vol 145 c765W
Mr. Warren

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what steps he is taking to further the understanding of Her Majesty's Government of the value of space-based remote sensing systems.

Mr. Atkins

There is growing awareness within the United Kingdom (and within other European Governments) of the potential value, for a variety of public uses, of satellite-derived data. The Government are supporting the creation of the earth observation data centre at Farnborough which will play a significant role in processing such data for subsequent use in commercial and public sector applications.