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Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 109269, tabled on 21 January 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to publish a detailed implementation plan for the National Space Strategy.

Answered on

27 January 2022

The National Space Strategy, published in September 2021, sets out the Government’s plans to build one of the most innovative and attractive space economies in the world. Government is already pivoting to build on the success of the strategy’s publication to drive forward its delivery and prioritise commercial and investment enabling activities.

The BEIS Space Directorate is working closely with the Ministry of Defence to develop an implementation plan and we will engage with industry, academia, and the sector in due course.

BEIS jointly co-chairs the newly established National Space Board with the Ministry of Defence to oversee and drive delivery of the National Space Strategy’s ambitions and commitments across government. The strategy will be delivered jointly by several government departments and with the support of our thriving space sector: businesses, innovators, entrepreneurs, and space scientists.

Monitoring and evaluating the impact of initiatives against key success factors will be an integral part of delivering the strategy’s vision. The Government will work with the space sector on finding the right set of metrics to raise ambition, drive progress and monitor delivery.