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Public Sector Information

December 14, 2009

Question written on 14/12/2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what methodology was used to calculate the estimate that the implementation of the Making Public Data Public initiative could contribute £1 billion to the economy.

Answered by Stephen Timms

The Office of Fair Trading market study “Commercial Use of Public Information” (published in 2006) estimated that improving the way in which the market for public sector information worked could mean it would grow to over £1 billion per annum.