UK Telecommunications

Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown Excerpts
Tuesday 28th January 2020

(8 months ago)

Commons Chamber
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Dominic Raab Portrait Dominic Raab - Hansard
28 Jan 2020, 4:01 p.m.

I thank my right hon. Friend for that. We have taken a sensible, sober decision based on rigorous analysis, and we will rightly defend it as such with whoever is interested to know the basis for the decision. Equally, there is an important piece of work to do, as hon. Members have expressed, in relation to making sure that we and other Five Eyes partners do not find ourselves in this position again.

Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown Portrait Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (The Cotswolds) (Con) - Hansard
28 Jan 2020, 4:01 p.m.

I welcome my right hon. Friend’s statement, but he must recognise that there are considerable fears about this decision. In order to allay those, will he run a Government information campaign to deal with the technical issues—the oversight by the cybersecurity centre, and the difference between the core and the periphery—and to detail the stringent worldwide regulatory powers he is going to put in place?

Dominic Raab Portrait Dominic Raab - Hansard
28 Jan 2020, 4:02 p.m.

I thank my hon. Friend, and we will certainly look at both those points.