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Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 74973, tabled on 15 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans the Government has to produce a UK national cloud strategy; and how much the Government plans to invest in the UK domestic cloud computing sector.

Answered on

18 November 2021

In September, Go-Science set out an authoritative report into the provision of large scale computing for the government, of which cloud computing will be an important part. We have no plans to publish a UK national cloud strategy but the government recognises that cloud will be an important enabler in delivering a range of government digital policies and the objectives set out in the recently published Artificial Intelligence strategy, the National Data Strategy and our National Cyber Security Strategy. The forthcoming Digital Strategy will set out a vision for the UK's digital future as a whole.

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