Wednesday 23 September 2020 / 9:28 PM Chi Onwurah / Digital

Chi Onwurah responds to Government task force on diversifying UK’s telecoms supply chain

Chi Onwurah MP, Labour’s Shadow Digital Minister, responding to the Government’s task force on diversifying the UK’s telecoms supply chain and reducing reliance on high-risk vendors, said:

“It’s welcome that the Government has finally responded to Labour’s calls for a strategy to grow and diversify the telecoms sector following the Huawei fiasco.

“Ministers urgently need to clarify the aims and remit of the new taskforce, and its powers including investing to strengthen the sector.

“Never again should the UK be forced to choose between technological progress and national security.”