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Ministerial Correction

Monday 23 February 2015

Home Department

Cyber and Online Crime

The following is an extract from Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department on 9 February 2015.

10. Julie Hilling (Bolton West) (Lab): What assessment she has made of changes in the level of cyber and online crime in the last 12 months; and if she will make a statement. [907497]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (Karen Bradley): We take cybercrime very seriously, and the Government have committed

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£860 million over five years to tackling it. We are also working to increase the reporting of online offences to Action Fraud, and official figures show that the recorded number of those crimes has nearly trebled since Action Fraud was set up.

[Official Report, 9 February 2015, Vol. 592, c. 542.]

Letter of correction from Karen Bradley:

An error has been identified in the oral answer given to the hon. Member for Bolton West (Julie Hilling) during Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department.

The correct response should have been:

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (Karen Bradley): We take cyber security very seriously, and the Government have committed £860 million over five years to tackling it. We are also working to increase the reporting of online offences to Action Fraud, and official figures show that the recorded number of those crimes has nearly trebled since Action Fraud was set up.