HC Deb 25 May 2004 vol 421 c1557W
Dr. Gibson

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans she has to publish the inquiry into the Beagle project. [174853]

Ms Hewitt

The recommendations from the Report of the Inquiry into the Beagle project will be published on 24 May 2004. The Inquiry covered a wide range of important issues of concern to the United Kingdom, the European Space Agency (ESA) and other member states in ESA. Some of these matters are necessarily confidential, or commercially sensitive to firms in the United Kingdom, so the full report cannot be published under Exemption 1—Defence Security and International Relations and Exemption 13 Third Party Commercial Confidence's of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information. Copies of the recommendations will be placed in the Libraries of House.

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