27 January 2020
Andrew Bridgen cautions using Huawei 5G technology if it risks our position within the Five Eyes

Following the Government statement on Huawei’s involvement in the UK’s 5G network, Andrew Bridgen cautions that if by using Huawei technology our position within the Five Eyes is at risk, it is too high a price to pay.

Andrew Bridgen (North West Leicestershire) (Con)

Does the Minister agree that, however cheaply Huawei is offering this country the benefit of its 5G technology, if as a result of its participation in the project we risk jeopardising our position within the Five Eyes or our access to shared intelligence, Huawei’s price will be too high for us to pay?

Matt Warman

My hon. Friend articulates well the value of our national security. This is not just about Britain, but about Britain’s place in the world among our allies. That starts in many ways with Five Eyes, but it goes a lot further. When we make this decision, we must ensure that those considerations are put at the top of the agenda.