To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 25 November 2021 to Question 79366, what the (a) budget and (b) FTE staffing is of the UK US Tech Partnership; with which UK organisations that Partnership (i) works and (ii) has engaged with; to whom that Partnership reports; and if she will make a statement.
2 December 2021
The US-UK Tech Partnership aims to strengthen and structure new and our bilateral cooperation in areas such as the resilience and security of critical supply chains, and emerging technologies including artificial intelligence and quantum, and to improve the accessibility and flow of data to support economic growth, public safety and scientific and technological progress. The partnership provides the framework for existing and new work between the UK and US on digital and tech.
DCMS and HMG Departments are working with multiple departments and agencies in the US Government to progress key priority policies under the Tech partnership including the US Office for Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the Department for Commerce.