Telecommunications (Security) Bill — New Clause 1 — OFCOM’s Annual Report — 25 May 2021 at 16:30
“will have to acquire a very specific set of skills and capabilities and that will require substantial investment and learning as an organisation”.––[Official Report, Telecommunications (Security) Public Bill Committee, 19 January 2021; c. 72, Q84.]
“important part of the existing landscape”––[Official Report, Telecommunications (Security) Public Bill Committee, 21 January 2021; c. 162.]
“I feel a little like we have been fetishising 5G and a single company for the last two years, perhaps at the expense of a more holistic awareness of systemic cyber-security risks… Healthcare systems probably would not have been top of the list two years ago, but now they are. The SolarWinds attack shows that the identity of the vendor is not always the key risk point. SolarWinds is a very trusted vendor from a like-minded, close ally country, and yet it turns out to be a critical single point of failure across key, very sensitive Government Departments, both in the US and the UK.––[Official Report, Telecommunications (Security) Public Bill Committee, 19 January 2021; c. 74, Q88.]
“a lack of incentives to manage security risks to an appropriate level”.
“at the stick end rather than the carrot end”. ––[Official Report, Telecommunications (Security) Public Bill Committee, 19 January 2021; c. 76, Q91.]
“you need both carrot and stick on things like this.”––[Official Report, Telecommunications (Security) Public Bill Committee, 19 January 2021; c. 118, Q156.]
“We are clear-eyed about putting national security first. If national security and economic interests are in conflict with each other, national security comes first.”-[Official Report, 30 November 2020; Vol. 685, c. 74.]
“The ISC is the only committee of Parliament that has regular access to protectively marked information that is sensitive for national security reasons: this means that only the ISC is in a position to scrutinise effectively the work of the Agencies and of those parts of Departments”,
“whose work is directly concerned with intelligence and security matters.”
“there are no restrictions on the ISC requesting further information from the unit",
“or the Secretary of State where it falls under the remit of that Committee.”––[Official Report, National Security and Investment Public Bill Committee, 26 April 2021; c. 166.]
“those parts of Departments whose work is directly concerned with intelligence and security matters.”
“state intelligence work organs, when legally carrying forth intelligence work, may demand that concerned organs, organisations, or citizens provide needed support, assistance, and cooperation.”
“The…most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the Government, and I’m here to help.”
“Any organization or citizen shall, in accordance with the law”-
“support, provide assistance and cooperate in national intelligence work, and guard the secrecy of any national intelligence work they are aware of.”
“The Secretary of State must, in the process of carrying out reviews and drafting subsequent reports, consult the appropriate ministers from the devolved governments.”
“If you have end-to-end default encryption with absolutely no means of unwrapping that encryption, you are in effect giving those rare people-terrorists or people who are organising child sexual abuse online…a free pass where they know that nobody can see into what they are doing in those private living rooms.”
“intervene to set the conditions necessary, including by imposing limits and controls on the use of high risk vendors, so that operators can manage the risk.”
“contrary to the interests of national security”
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||355 (+2 tell)||0||0||98.1%|
|Lab||0||196 (+2 tell)||0||98.0%|