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Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN HL11334, tabled on 9 December 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the technical capabilities of Ofcom to implement the Telecommunications (Security) Bill under the revised powers proposed for Ofcom in that Bill.

Answered on

22 December 2020

Ofcom will have the staff, equipment and resources it needs to carry out its role following passage of the Bill. Ofcom’s annual budget is approved by its Board and must be within a limit set by the government. This will be adjusted to take account of the increased costs it will incur, due to its enhanced security role.

The National Cyber Security Centre will also provide expert advice to Ofcom in support of Ofcom’s role in the new regime.