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Newport Wafer Fab: Nexperia

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN HL7612, tabled on 4 April 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the remarks of the former head of the National Cyber Security Centre Ciaran Martin that (1) there were "very real concerns" about the buyout of Newport Wafer Fab by Nexperia, a Chinese-owned company, and (2) that it posed a greater threat than allowing Huawei to build the UK's 5G network.

Answered on

19 April 2022

The Government does not comment on the detail of national security assessments.