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Telecommunications (Security) Bill

Government Bill

Originated in the House of Commons, Sessions 2019-21, 2021-22

Bill (8)

Full text of the Bill as introduced and further versions of the Bill as it is reprinted to incorporate amendments (proposals for change) made during its passage through Parliament.

19 October 2021
Lords
26 May 2021
Lords
Bill 006 2021-22 (as introduced)
12 May 2021
Commons
Bill 006 2021-22 - large print
12 May 2021
Commons
Bill 246 2019-21 (as amended in Committee)
26 January 2021
Commons
Bill 246 2019-21 (as amended in Committee) - large print
26 January 2021
Commons
Bill 216 2019-21 (as introduced)
24 November 2020
Commons
Bill 216 2019-21 - (large print)
24 November 2020
Commons

Tracked changes versions of the Bill, showing amendments made in Committee of the whole House and in Public Bill Committees in the House of Commons. Please note that these are unofficial versions and may not be completely accurate.

Bill showing changes after Committee stage
1 February 2021
Commons

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

26 May 2021
Lords
Bill 006 EN 2021-22
12 May 2021
Commons
Bill 006 EN 2021-22 - large print
12 May 2021
Commons
Bill 216-EN 2019-21
24 November 2020
Commons
Bill 216 EN 2019-21 - (large print)
24 November 2020
Commons

The Government provide a delegated powers memorandum for all public (including hybrid) bills to justify the delegation of powers, usually to Ministers, in the bill. For reports of the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee, see “Select Committee Reports”.

Telecommunications (Security) Bill: Delegated Powers Memorandum
26 May 2021
Lords
Memorandum from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
12 May 2021
Commons
Memorandum prepared by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
24 November 2020
Commons

Full list of amendment papers relating to the Bill. Individual amendment papers will be replaced with consolidated lists before the amendments are discussed. Page and line references in amendment papers refer to the PDF version of the Bill.

HL Bill 15-R-I Marshalled list for Report
15 October 2021
Lords
HL Bill 15-R(d) Amendments for Report
14 October 2021
Lords
HL Bill 15-R(c) Amendments for Report
12 October 2021
Lords
HL Bill 15-R(b) Amendments for Report
4 October 2021
Lords
HL Bill 15-R(a) Amendments for Report
16 September 2021
Lords
HL Bill 15-III Provisional third marshalled list for Grand Committee
14 July 2021
Lords
HL Bill 15-II(Rev) Second marshalled list for Grand Committee
13 July 2021
Lords
HL Bill 15-II Provisional second marshalled list for Grand Committee
12 July 2021
Lords
HL Bill 15-I Marshalled list for Grand Committee
8 July 2021
Lords
HL Bill 15(f) Amendments for Grand Committee
7 July 2021
Lords
HL Bill 15(e) Amendments for Grand Committee
6 July 2021
Lords
HL Bill 15(d) Amendment for Grand Committee
5 July 2021
Lords
HL Bill 15(c) Amendments for Grand Committee
2 July 2021
Lords
HL Bill 15(b) Amendments for Grand Committee
1 July 2021
Lords
HL Bill 15(a) Amendment for Grand Committee
30 June 2021
Lords
Consideration of Amendments as at 25 May 2021
25 May 2021
Commons
Consideration of Amendments as at 25 May 2021 - large print
25 May 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 24 May 2021
24 May 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 21 May 2021
21 May 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 20 May 2021
20 May 2021
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 26 January 2021
26 January 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 22 January 2021
25 January 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 21 January 2021
22 January 2021
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 21 January 2021
21 January 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 19 January 2021
20 January 2021
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 19 January 2021
19 January 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 14 January 2021
15 January 2021
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 14 January 2021
14 January 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 12 January 2021
13 January 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 17 December 2020
18 December 2020
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 14 December 2020
15 December 2020
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 7 December 2020
8 December 2020
Commons

In the House of Commons, amendments are grouped together so that amendments relating to a particular topic or issue are discussed together.

Speaker’s provisional grouping and selection of Amendments - 25 May 2021
25 May 2021
Commons
Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee
26 January 2021
Commons

Details of proceedings in Public Bill Committee or Committee of the whole House, on any report (consideration) stage, and on any consideration of Lords Amendments or any subsequent Lords Messages. The documents contain the text of amendments considered at each sitting and show whether it was agreed to, negatived (not agreed), not called, not moved or withdrawn.

Report Stage Proceedings as at 25 May 2021
26 May 2021
Commons
All Public Bill Committee Proceedings concluding on 26 January 2021
27 January 2021
Commons

House of Commons Library and House of Lords Library briefing papers aim to be politically impartial, containing factual information as well as a range of opinions on each subject. Briefing papers on Bills are produced before Second Reading and, in the Commons, after Committee Stage.

Telecommunications (Security) Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages
11 June 2021
Lords
Briefing paper on the Bill
14 May 2021
Commons

The following select committee reports have been identified as relevant to the debate on the Bill.

5th Report of the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee
20 July 2021
Lords
4th Report of the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee
24 June 2021
Lords
22 June 2021
Lords

Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

Have your say on the Telecommunications (Security) Bill
1 December 2020
Commons

Written submissions from outside bodies and individuals are circulated to MPs appointed to examine the Bill during committee stage in a Public Bill Committee. The following written submissions were sent to this committee.

Commons Committee stage

Written evidence: Mavenir (TSB11)
27 January 2021
Commons
Written evidence: Heba Bevan OBE, CEO and Founder, Utterberry Ltd. (TSB09)
22 January 2021
Commons
Written evidence: Photonics Leadership Group and UK optical communication community (TSB10)
22 January 2021
Commons
Written evidence: Simwood eSMS Ltd (TSB07)
20 January 2021
Commons
Written evidence: Dr Louise Bennett, Director, Digital Policy Alliance (DPA) (TSB08)
20 January 2021
Commons
Written evidence: techUK (TSB01)
15 January 2021
Commons
Written evidence: BT Group (TSB02)
15 January 2021
Commons
Written evidence: Junade Ali CEng (TSB03)
15 January 2021
Commons
Written evidence: ITSPA (the Internet Telephony Services Providers' Association) (TSB05)
15 January 2021
Commons
Written evidence: Internet Services Providers' Association (ISPA UK) (TSB06)
15 January 2021
Commons

List of related Impact Assessments

Impact Assessment from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport - National security powers in relation to high risk vendors
26 May 2021
Impact Assessment from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport - The Telecoms Security legislation
26 May 2021
Impact Assessment from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport - The Telecoms Security legislation
2 December 2020
Impact Assessment from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport - National security powers in relation to high risk vendors
2 December 2020

Occasionally questions put to government Ministers during debates on Bills in either the House of Commons or the House of Lords may be answered by the Minister saying 'I will write to the Hon Member'. Such “will write” replies are not published in Hansard but are placed in the Library of the House concerned and published on the Parliamentary website.

Letter from Baroness Barran to Peers regarding points raised during the Second Reading: the role of Ofcom, development of the telecoms security framework, high risk vendors, parliamentary and judicial oversight, diversification, international collaboration, retiring of copper networks
6 July 2021
Letter from Matt Warman MP to Chi Onwurah MP and others regarding points raised during the Committee Stage
26 January 2021

Full transcripts

Commons Committee stage

Committee Debates: compilation pdf of all sittings
1 February 2021
Commons
27 January 2021
Commons
27 January 2021
Commons
22 January 2021
Commons
22 January 2021
Commons
15 January 2021
Commons
15 January 2021
Commons

Link to the relevant section in the Commons Hansard Daily Report

Commons Report stage

Report stage - Commons Hansard link
25 May 2021
Commons

Commons 3rd reading

3rd Reading - Commons Hansard link
25 May 2021
Commons

Commons 2nd reading

30 November 2020
Commons

Commons Programme motion

Programme motion
30 November 2020
Commons

Commons Money resolution

Money resolution
30 November 2020
Commons

Commons Ways and Means resolution

Ways and Means resolution
30 November 2020
Commons

Commons Carry-over motion

Carry-over motion
30 November 2020
Commons

Lords 1st reading

26 May 2021
Lords

Lords 2nd reading

29 June 2021
Lords

Lords Committee stage

15 July 2021
Lords
13 July 2021
Lords

Lords Report stage

19 October 2021
Lords

Lords 1st reading

Minutes of Proceedings
26 May 2021
Lords

Lords 2nd reading

Minutes of Proceedings
29 June 2021
Lords

Lords Committee stage

Minutes of Proceedings
15 July 2021
Lords
Minutes of Proceedings
13 July 2021
Lords

Lords Report stage

Minutes of Proceedings
19 October 2021
Lords