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25 April 2019

posted 25 Apr 2019, 06:47 by ISC Admin
On 6 March, the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament announced that following its current Inquiry into Russia, its next Inquiry would be into national security issues relating to China. Amongst other issues, the Inquiry was to examine the role of Huawei in the UK's telecommunications infrastructure - and in particular to consider whether the lessons had been learned from the Committee's 2013 report on Foreign Involvement in the UK's Critical National Infrastructure, in which we originally reported our concerns.

The Committee has noted the recent press reporting on the Government's deliberations regarding a role for Huawei in the UK's 5G infrastructure. This is clearly a matter of very considerable Parliamentary and public interest, and the Committee will therefore now be prioritising this aspect of its Inquiry.