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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-05more like thismore than 2019-02-05
answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Technology: New Businesses more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government is taking to support tech start-ups. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 216994 remove filter
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
answer text <p>We are confident the digital technology sector and its start-up community will continue to grow from strength to strength. As outlined in our Digital Strategy and Charter, our ambition is to ensure the UK is the best place in the world to start and grow a digital business.</p><p> </p><p>A significant part of achieving this is ensuring the wider ecosystem has the correct infrastructure for businesses to thrive. That is why the Industrial Strategy included commitments to boost spending on 5G digital connectivity right across the UK, raising investment in research and development, and improving skills by investing in maths, digital and technical education. DCMS’ Cyber Security team also supports and delivers programmes that accelerate and innovate cyber start-ups, including the NCSC Cyber Accelerator programme, and through the LORCA project - a vital step to ensure citizens and businesses can continue to operate safely online, whilst supporting UK entrepreneurs.</p><p> </p><p>We know primary barriers to growth for start-ups are having adequate access to both finance and talent. That is why for finance, Government announced a new £2.5 billion British Patient Capital programme. This is expected to attract a further £5 billion in private investment, to support UK companies with high growth potential to access the long-term investment they need to grow and go global. In addition, if in the event that the Government cannot agree on a future relationship with the European Investment Bank prior to EU Exit, we will provide the British Business Bank with £200m of additional funding in venture capital and growth finance. This will provide start-ups across the country with the initial capital they need to start their business.</p><p> </p><p>To continue to attract international talent, we have doubled the number of Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visas to 2,000. Doctors and nurses have been taken out of the Tier 2 visa cap, freeing up many more skilled worker visas to other sectors, including tech. 2019 will also see the launch of a new Start-Up visa for entrepreneurs, which will replace a route exclusively for graduates, opening it up to other talented business founders.</p><p> </p><p>In the Autumn Budget 2017 we announced investment of £21 million to expand Tech City UK into a nationwide network – Tech Nation – aimed at accelerating the growth of the digital tech sector across the country. The funding will help Tech Nation support 40,000 entrepreneurs and up to 4,000 start-ups as they scale their businesses across the UK including Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh, and Newcastle.</p>
answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
answering member printed Margot James more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-13T16:47:44.637Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-13T16:47:44.637Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-12-03more like thismore than 2014-12-03
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Offences against Children: Databases more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding her Department has provided for (a) the creation and maintenance of the National Hash Set Database and (b) the creation of the Child Abuse Image Database. more like this
tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North more like this
tabling member printed
Diana Johnson more like this
uin 216994 remove filter
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
answer text <p>The Home Office has provided £41,000 in 2013/14 and £75,000 in 2014/15 from the National Cyber Security Programme to fund the interim National Hash Set Database, which is run by Cheshire Police. The total cost of the Child Abuse Image Database (CAID) over three years to March 2017 is currently £3.3 million, chargeable to UK forces and the National Crime Agency.<br><br>iNHSD is a single database managed by a single officer in Cheshire Constabulary and includes only basic meta data alongside an image’s ‘hash’ identifier. CAID provides far more features and functionality for multiple users in each force in the UK and NCA-CEOP and will support enhanced analysis.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-12-17T18:16:59.563Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-17T18:16:59.563Z
answering member
1528
label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
tabling member
1533
label Biography information for Dame Diana Johnson more like this