Land Registry Met Office and Ordnance Survey become part of the BIS family
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on 18 July 2011 - BIS
The Prime Minister announced today that responsibility for the
Land Registry, Met Office and Ordnance Survey will pass to the
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).
The Departmentís Permanent Secretary, Martin Donnelly,
welcomed the move, which marks a significant step towards establishment
of a Public Data Corporation (PDC), plans for which were announced by
the Government in January this year.
Martin Donnelly said:
"It is good to welcome the Land Registry, Met Office and
Ordnance Survey to the BIS family. The talents and abilities of their
staff will be a welcome addition to the Departmentís teamwork to ensure
sustainable economic growth across the U.K."
"Staff and customers should know that these organisations will
continue to deliver a high level of service going forward."
Final decisions on membership, structure and commercial
strategy of the Public Data Corporation will be taken later this year,
following a consultation on PDC data policy, due to launch over the
In the meantime, BIS Minister Edward Davey will jointly chair
with the Minister for the Cabinet Office Francis Maude a PDC Transition
Board which will consider membership, structure and governance for the
- Once a permanent Public Data Corporation Board is recruited
it will be led by an independent Non-Executive Chair and will take
responsibility for Public Data Corporationís business plan and
commercial issues. Members will need to be appointed through an open,
- The Public Data Corporation Transition Board will not
replace any of the existing boards within the organisations involved.
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