Mark questions Government about support for the satellite sector

31st January 2017
Mark questions the Government on efforts to support the satellite sector to grow the sector by a further 10% of global share in the next two decades.

Science funding includes funding for the satellite sector, which is an important industrial base for the UK. The Government ​have set a target to grow this sector by a further 10% of global share in the next two decades. What more money could be put into the satellite sector from the industrial strategy challenge fund?

My hon. Friend raises an important point. We say in the strategy that we should build on our strengths, and the satellite sector is a shining British strength that is creating huge numbers of jobs. It is specified throughout the industrial strategy as an area in which we want the industry to work together to ensure that, in particular, we are training the technicians and engineers of the future, which is what we have been doing.

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