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Lords starts extra check of Telecommunications (Security) Bill

19 July 2021

Cabling and wires

Members of the Lords begin further examination of the Telecommunications (Security) Bill in report stage on Tuesday 19 October.

The Telecommunications (Security) Bill will introduce a new security framework to ensure that public telecommunications providers operate secure and resilient networks and manage their supply chains appropriately.

Detailed scrutiny

Report stage is an extra chance for members to closely scrutinise elements of the bill and make changes.

Proposed changes 

Members put forward changes (PDF) (amendments) to the bill. 

Get involved

Watch and read the debate

Watch live on Parliament TV. Read a Lords Hansard transcript from three hours after the debate.

Explore further information

Read background on the bill in the House of Lords Library Telecommunications (Security) Bill briefing.

What's happened so far?

Committee stage day two: Thursday 15 July

Proposed changes 

Members put forward changes (PDF) (amendments) to the bill. 

Members speaking discussed a range of issues, including a long-term strategy on telecommunications security and resilience and the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament.

Catch up on Parliament TV or read a transcript in Lords Hansard.

Committee stage day one: Tuesday 13 July

Proposed changes 

Members speaking on day one of committee stage put forward changes (PDF) (amendments) to the bill to be discussed. 

Members speaking discussed changes on a wide rage of subjects including the ownership and investment of foreign companies, and strengthening the bill on security elements in recognition of the complexity of modern threats and to deal with companies that have been banned in other jurisdictions. 

Catch up Parliament TV or read a transcript in Lords Hansard.

Second reading: Tuesday 29 June

Members speaking discussed the main issues in the bill during the second reading debate, including the human rights record of foreign telecomms providers, national security and the delegation of powers to ministers in the bill.

Find out more about the issues members discussed: catch up on Parliament TV or read a transcript in Lords Hansard.

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