Telecommunications (Security) Bill — New Clause 3 — Network Diversification — Report — 25 May 2021 at 16:30
The majority of MPs voted not to require an annual report on the impact of progress of the diversification of the telecommunications supply chain on the security of public electronic communication networks and services.
The proposed new clause rejected in this vote was titled: Network diversification and stated:
- (1) The Secretary of State must publish an annual report on the impact of progress of the diversification of the telecommunications supply chain on the security of public electronic communication networks and services.
- (2) The report required by subsection (1) must include an assessment of the effect on the security of those networks and services of—
- (a) progress in network diversification set against the most recent telecommunications diversification strategy presented to Parliament by the Secretary of State;
- (b) likely changes in ownership or trading position of existing market players;
- (c) changes to the diversity of the supply chain for network equipment;
- (d) new areas of market consolidation and diversification risk including the cloud computing sector;
- (e) progress made in any aspects of the implementation of the diversification strategy not covered by subsection (a);
- (f) the public funding which is available for diversification.
- (3) The Secretary of State must lay the report before Parliament.
- (4) A Minister of the Crown must, not later than two months after the report has been laid before Parliament, make a motion in the House of Commons in relation to the report.
The rejected amendment was accompanied by the following explanatory statement from its proposer:
- This new clause requires the Secretary of State to report on the impact of the Government’s diversification strategy on the security of telecommunication networks and services, and allow for a debate in the House of Commons on the report.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Telecommunications (Security) Bill, Parliament.uk
-  Telecommunications (Security) Bill, as introduced to the House of Commons on 12 May 2021, Parliament.uk
-  Explanatory notes to the Telecommunications (Security) Bill, as introduced to the House of Commons on 12 May 2021, Parliament.uk
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)||1||0||98.4%|
|Lab||0||194 (+2 tell)||0||99.0%|
|Charles Walker||Broxbourne||Con (front bench)||aye|