Parliamentary Space Committee (An All-Party Parliamentary Group)

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The Parliamentary Space Committe (An All-Party Parliamentary Group was designed in order:

'To raise awareness in and around Parliament of the growing importance of space-based applications to the UK economy, to policy making, to society and to the science community; to highlight the benefits from the UK’s investment in space and its leading role within the global space economy; and to promote political debate and awareness of space-based opportunities and solutions for policy makers.'[1]



Officers, September 2015

Members, March 2015

Conservative Party - Adam Afriyie | Dr Dr Philip Lee | David Morris | Mark Garnier | Laura Sandys | Peter Luff | Cherly Gillan Liberal Democrats - Simon Wright | Dr Julian Huppert | Michael Thornton Labour - Alan Meale | Lord Julian Hunt of Chesterton | Kerry McCarthy | Chinyelu Onwurah | Ann McKechin | John Spellar | John Robertson | Pamela Nash | Lindsay Hoyle | Andrew Miller [1]


Sarah Chilman is financed by UK Space, a trade association, to act as secretary to the Parliamentary Space Committee.

Registered benefits

In July 2015, UK Space was registered as having paid (in bands of £1,500) £7,501-£9000 in benefits to Chilman for her secretarial role.[1]


Sarah Chilman, the group's secretary, is the Public Enquiry Point, and can be contacted on the email address:



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 'APP Register of 30 July 2015',, accessed 5 November 2015