Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 14th February 2019.

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Photo of Jo Platt Jo Platt Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 8 February 2019 to Question 214617 on Cybercrime, for what reason that Answer does not contain information on ministerial discussions with EU counterparts on the UK's continued relationship with the EU on cyber-related matters in the event the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

Photo of Margot James Margot James The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

The UK and the EU have worked intensively together to get the best deal for businesses and citizens. Discussions with the EU on the UK’s continued relationship on cyber-related matters have been focused on achieving this and that is why the Political Declaration includes a commitment to promote security and stability in cyberspace through increased international cooperation. However, in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal, the absence of this formal agreement does not affect the fact that it is still in our collective interest to continue to work closely on cyber-related matters and does not prevent a continued close relationship.

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