The European Space Agency and Brexit Britain

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brian livesey
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The European Space Agency and Brexit Britain

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Business Minister Jesse Norman said that Britain's involvement with the European Space Agency will not be tied to Brexit discussions. He said that the ESA resides outside the European Union and will be "handled separately"
Norman was responding to a question from Drew Hendry, the SNP MP for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey.
In a question in the Commons, Hendry asked: "What guarantees will the minister give to the group representing the British aerospace industry, ADS, when they state that they must have, and I quote, access to vital space programmes initiated by the ESA, but also funded by specific EU programmes?"
Norman replied, "The Secretary of State has already talked about the importance of the satellite programmes that we have got in this country, and the European Space Agency sits outside the EU structure itself and therefore will be handled separately from EU discussions."
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The UK gives lots of money to develop the space industry in the country. For example, £3.4 million spent 10 cutting-edge projects that back the UK’s aim to utilise space and granted up to £75,000 to help finance space projects as states uk space news.
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