Lords debates UK cyber threats

19 October 2018

Members of the Lords, including a advisory board member of the Information Systems Security Association and a former chair of the National Security Forum in the Cabinet Office, debated the scale and complexity of cyber threats facing the UK and the case for innovative approaches across HM Government and beyond, in the House of Lords on Thursday 18 October.

This was a balloted debate. They normally take place on a Thursday in the chamber. During debates, members are able to put their experience to good use, discussing current issues and drawing the government's attention to concerns.

The debate was proposed by Viscount Waverley (Crossbench), founder and chair of online international trade network SupplyFinder.

Members taking part included:

  • Earl Errol (Crossbench), advisory board member of the Information Systems Security Association
  • Lord Fox (Liberal Democrat), director of communications consultancy Vulpes Advisory Ltd
  • Lord Lucas (Conservative), vice chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Digital Identity
  • Lord West of Spithead (Labour), former chair of the National Security Forum in the Cabinet Office

Lord Young of Cookham (Conservative), Lords spokesperson in the Cabinet Office, responded on behalf of the government.

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