To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which (a) ministers attended and (b) departments are represented on the Government's working group on drones; when that group was formed; and what its schedule of meetings is.
25 January 2016
The Cross Government Working Group on Drones is a group of officials tasked with developing policy on drones. Ministers do not attend. Participation is from the following Departments and agencies:
Department for Transport
Ministry of Defence
Department of Energy and Climate Change
Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs
Business Innovation and Skills
Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure
Civil Aviation Authority
Information Commissioner’s Office
Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Department for Communities and Local Government
The group was formed in March 2013 and it meets quarterly. The schedule of meetings for 2016 is February; May; September and December.