Sir Julian Lewis: Without referring to any specific case, may I gently remind the Government that their initial response to the ISC’s substantial and wide-ranging report on the national security threat from China, published just two months ago, was to suggest that our findings might be out of date? Will the Deputy Prime Minister therefore confirm that the full Government response, when it comes – we gather it is coming very soon – will set out specific steps to address the threat of Chinese interference, particularly within our democratic system?
[The Deputy Prime Minister (Oliver Dowden): The short answer is yes. I have reviewed the response, and I am content that it does exactly that. It will be with my right hon. Friend shortly.]