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Defence: Internet

Volume 476: debated on Monday 2 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many members of his Department will work at the newly-established Co-operative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence in Estonia. (207043)

The Chief of Defence Staff advised the Estonian Defence Minister last year that the United Kingdom is fully supportive of the Estonian Cyber Defence initiative and their endeavours in this important area. However, given the need to co-ordinate Cyber Defence with a number of other Government Departments and allies, our preferred means of support is via virtual participation, rather than attach personnel permanently to Estonia. The United Kingdom is not a founding signatory nation to the NATO Centre of Excellence but our position will be kept under review.