Cybercrime

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 9th July 2014.

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Photo of Yvonne Fovargue Yvonne Fovargue Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office with reference to the answer of 30 April 2014, Official Report, column 811, on cybercrime, whether the £860 million includes the £650 million in his Department's report The UK Cyber Security Strategy: Protecting and Promoting the UK in a Digital Age published in November 2011; and how much funding from the National Cyber Security Strategy has been allocated to the Ministry of Defence.

Photo of Francis Maude Francis Maude The Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office

The figure given includes the £650 million funding the National Cyber Security programme established in response to the UK Cyber Security Strategy.

The initial £650 million was allocated in the 2010 spending review and a further £210 million was allocated until 2016 by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, my right hon. Friend Mr Osborne, following the 2013 Spending Review. MOD were allocated £59.5 million of funding until April 2014.

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