THE MP for West Dunbartonshire has warned the UK Government against rewarding a company involved in running “concentration camps”.

In a debate held last week, Martin Docherty-Hughes argued against hiring Chinese firm Huawei to work on the 5G network.

Critics of the company have pointed to its closeness to the Chinese Communist Party regime. Concerns have also been raised about technology that could potentially lead to UK users’ data being made available to the Chinese government.

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Mr Docherty-Hughes pointed to the plight of Xianjiang province’s Uyghur muslims, who have been imprisoned in so-called “re-education camps”. The MP asserts the tech firm is complicit in surveillance of the Uyghurs.

As digital minister until recently, Jeremy Wright said it was not in his remit to consider Huawei’s humanitarian record.