Conor McGinn – 2020 Statement on National Security Council Not Meeting

Below is the text of the statement made by Conor McGinn, the Shadow Minister of State for Security, on 22 April 2020.

It is deeply worrying to find out that the National Security Council has not met since January.

The immediate threat to our country posed by coronavirus does not mean that other aspects of national security can be ignored, or dealing with them postponed.

The UK continues to face dangerous threats from terrorism, hostile states, organised crime and cybercrime.

It is astonishing that the National Security Council, which is supposed to meet on a weekly basis, has not met for months and seemingly played no role during the national emergency caused by the coronavirus.