Stephen presses Secretary of State about 5G rollout

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On Monday evening Stephen responded to a Government statement about the Telecoms Supply Chain Review, by asking for clarification on the current position in relation to Chinese tech giant, Huawei.

Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport - Rt Hon Jeremy Wright MP - responded by giving assurances that a balanced approach was being sought which prioritised considerations of national security.

Speaking after the exchange, Stephen said: 'The Secretary of State failed to address the key point of my question. The National Cyber Security Centre has classified the risk posed by Huawei to the security of UK communications as 'manageable'. Iā€™m worried that needlessly excluding Huawei equipment from the UK network could delay much needed modernisation, and delay the roll out of 5G'.