Lords continues detailed check of Telecommunications (Security) Bill
16 July 2021
Members of the Lords completed line by line check of the Telecommunications (Security) Bill in committee stage on Tuesday 13 July.
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.
Line by line examination
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.
Watch and read the debate
Explore further information
Read background on the bill in the House of Lords Library Telecommunications (Security) Bill briefing.
Report stage, an opportunity to closely scrutinise elements of the bill and make changes, is yet to be scheduled.
What's happened so far?
Committee stage day one: Tuesday 13 July
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.
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.
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