Hacker House: Grants

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 31st October 2019.

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Photo of Tom Watson Tom Watson Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Shadow Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department's review of the decision to award public funds to Hacker House will include whether the requirement for the allocation of funding to not exceed 50 per cent of the company's annual income was waived for any other Cyber Skills Immediate Impact Fund grant recipient.

Photo of Tom Watson Tom Watson Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Shadow Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department's review into the decision to award public funding to Hacker House will include how many UK-based employees her Department assessed Hacker House to have during the application process for grant funding under the Cyber Skills Immediate Impact Fund.

Photo of Tom Watson Tom Watson Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Shadow Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department's review of the decision to award public funding to Hacker House will include a random audit of that company to determine how the public money granted under the Cyber Skills Immediate Impact Fund has been spent.

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

I have written to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee to set out the findings of the independent review conducted by the Government Internal Audit Agency and I attach a copy of the letter for reference.

Letter (PDF Document, 393.39 KB)
FInal Report (PDF Document, 86.62 KB)
Information (PDF Document, 2.99 MB)

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