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I asked the Minister what action the UK Government would take to ensure that those who spew bile online behind anonymous accounts can be held to account for their words.

The NSPCC tells us that 1 in 8 children have been bullied online and these extends to adulthood. We should be promoting a safe online environment for everyone. People can set up Twitter accounts within minutes without any need to verify who they are.

I agree with the Minister that safeguards need to be put in place that protect those who are whistleblowing, but we should not allow social media to become infected with the disease of bullying, harassment and libel.

Statement: 5G

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The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport delivered a statement to the Commons on the future of 5G in the UK. I noted to the minister that last Friday the Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) released a statement on the benefits of diversification of 5G providers. What we mean by this is making sure the UK doesn’t keep all its eggs in one basket. It is really important that we use a mix of companies to provide our IT infrastructure so that any security threats we face are minimised.

I’m pleased that the minister shared my thinking on this and I hope to see this reflected in policies as they are rolled out. The 5G providers as they stand are Ericsson, Huawei and Nokia. The security aspect of the roll-out of 5G is of the utmost importance and needs to be fully considered.