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Telecommunications Cables: Seas and Oceans

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN HL1638, tabled on 1 July 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure the resilience of subsea cable infrastructure.

Answered on

6 July 2021

The government takes the security and resilience of subsea cables very seriously, including their operation, supply chain and repair arrangements.

We regard subsea cables as critical to our national and international infrastructure and monitor a variety of risks they face. Subsea internet cables are specifically considered in the National Risk Assessment which is kept under review.