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Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 91963, tabled on 13 December 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to allocate further funding to Oneweb; and what progress Oneweb has made on expanding its UK supply chain.

Answered on

22 December 2021

The Government does not propose to invest further in OneWeb. Seventy percent of OneWeb’s workforce is UK-based. In addition, the active component of OneWeb’s current generation of satellites (the payload) is manufactured in the UK by Teledyne.

OneWeb is aware of the Government’s ambition for it to further expand UK content in its satellites, including onshoring the manufacturing of its second-generation satellites.