§ Mr. Dalyell
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will make a statement on the United Kingdom contribution to the European Space Agency's Hipparcos project.
§ Mr. Alan Howarth
The United Kingdom contributes to the ESA Hipparcos project through its subscription to the mandatory science programme of the European Space Agency. As a member of an international consortium, the United Kingdom also supports the analysis of data received from the satellite.