Hacker House: Grants

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 2nd October 2019.

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Photo of Bridget Phillipson Bridget Phillipson Labour, Houghton and Sunderland South

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions she has had with her Department’s officials about the circumstances of the award of a £100,000 grant to the company Hacker House in January 2019.

Photo of Nicky Morgan Nicky Morgan The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

I have instructed my officials to commission a review that will look into allegations from the Sunday Times in relation to Hacker House’s application for grant funding awarded under the Cyber Skills Immediate Impact Fund. Subject to any legal restrictions (such as data protection laws and duties to protect commercial or confidential information), I have asked my officials to make available the relevant information regarding the decision making process as soon as possible, and by 31 October 2019 at the latest

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