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Cabinet Office written question – answered on 6th February 2020.

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Photo of Jeremy Hunt Jeremy Hunt Chair, Health and Social Care Committee

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much additional funding has been allocated to protect the UK from cyber attacks.

Photo of Oliver Dowden Oliver Dowden Paymaster General (HM Treasury), Minister of State (Cabinet Office)

The National Cyber Security Strategy, supported by a £1.9 billion investment, is delivering transformational change, building new capabilities and intervening to protect the UK from cyber attacks. This is an increase on the first National Cyber Security Strategy which ran from 2011-2015 with an investment of £650 million.

Our manifesto has committed to investing more in cyber security, embracing new technologies and legislating to make the UK the safest place in the world to be online.

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