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Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Volume 659: debated on Thursday 9 May 2019

China: UK Policy

The following is an extract from a Westminster Hall debate on China: UK Policy on Tuesday 7 May 2019.

As many Members may know, Huawei has had a long-standing joint venture with BT going back almost a decade and a half. Arguably, those who oppose Huawei having any more involvement will have to recognise that that has already been worked through. The extensive review that we now have will go far beyond individual vendors or countries.

[Official Report, 7 May 2019, Vol. 659, c. 261WH.]

Letter of correction from the Minister for Asia and the Pacific, the right hon. Member for Cities of London and Westminster (Mark Field):

An error has been identified in my reply to the debate.

The correct wording should have been:

As many Members may know, Huawei has had a long-standing joint venture with BT going back almost a decade and a half. Arguably, those who oppose Huawei being involved will have to recognise that that has already been worked through. The extensive review that we now have will go far beyond individual vendors or countries.