Apr 25, 2019
Huawei row: 'Inquiry to be held' into National Security Council leak
Cabinet sources have told the BBC there will be a formal inquiry into the leak of the discussions about Huawei at the National Security Council. Several cabinet ministers have denied they were involved in the leak. The National Security Council is made up of senior cabinet ministers and its weekly meetings are chaired by the prime minister, with other ministers, officials and senior figures from the armed forces and intelligence agencies invited when needed. Following Tuesday's meeting, the Daily Telegraph reported that the NSC had agreed to allow Huawei limited access to help build Britain's new 5G network, amid warnings about possible risks to national security. "Ministers are subject to the Official Secrets Act just like anybody else. It is an offence to divulge secret information from the most secret of all government bodies, which is the National Security Council. It has got to be stopped."
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