Telecommunications:Written question - 74576

Q
Asked by Chi Onwurah
(Newcastle upon Tyne Central)
Asked on: 15 July 2020
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Telecommunications
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he had made of the effect on UK telecommunications networks of US sanctions on Huawei before his oral statement of 14 July 2020 on UK Telecommunications, Official Report, column 678.
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Answered by: Matt Warman
Answered on: 21 July 2020

On 15 May, the United States Department of Commerce announced an extension of its sanctions against Huawei. It was clear that these were a very significant extension of the existing sanctions against Huawei.

In response, the National Cyber Security Centre launched an immediate review of the potential consequences of those sanctions on the security and resilience of the UK’s telecommunications infrastructure.

The position set out in the oral statement of 14 July 2020 takes full account of the consequences of the US sanctions against Huawei.

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