To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the £1.9 billion allocated by the Government to the National Cyber Security Strategy 2016-2021, how that funding has been (a) spent and (b) allocated in each year since the inception of that strategy.
The National Cyber Security Strategy 2016-2021, supported by a £1.9 billion investment, is delivering transformational change, building new capabilities and intervening to protect the UK from cyber attacks.
For national security reasons we are unable to provide details of the National Cyber Security Programme budget, but we have made significant progress, as the Strategy explains, some of the ambitions go beyond its five year timescale. This is why the Spending Review provided further funding for the NCSP in 2021-22 and why we will be setting out a new long-term strategy for cyber security this year. The National Cyber Security Strategy 2016 - 2021 Progress Report 2020 sets out further detail on the progress we have made since 2016 and the impact our interventions are having.