HL Deb 13 February 1997 vol 578 c30WA
Lord Kennet

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is standing in the way of the Western European Union collaborating with the European Space Agency on matters relating to the peaceful uses of space, which previous answers from the Government make clear include surveillance satellites of all kinds.

Earl Howe

Arrangements are already in place to enable the WEU Satellite Centre to acquire and use European Space Agency (ESA) imagery, respecting constraints of ESA's convention, which specifically states that its activities shall be for exclusively peaceful purposes.