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Subversion: China

Question for Home Office

UIN HL5570, tabled on 20 January 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Baroness Williams of Trafford  on 19 January (HL Deb, col 1653) what plans they have to undertake an inquiry into the wider implications of this case for the conduct of parliamentary business and the protection of the integrity of the legislative system.

Answered on

3 February 2022

As noted in the statement made by the Home Secretary to the House on 17 January and my comments on the 19 January, it is, and always will be, an absolute priority to protect the UK against foreign interference.

We have no plans for an inquiry on this specific case, however we have structures in place to identify threats to democracy and, where necessary, take proportionate action to mitigate them. As you would expect, we keep these structures under review to ensure they remain responsive to changing threats.

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