The culture Secretary Jeremy Wright convicted the leaks from a National Security Council conference, after a "full and proper" examination was asked for. The meeting was attended by various officials from the National Security Council.
During a meeting Ministers were in the process of taking a vital decision. The decision was on determining if to allow the equipment being developed by Huawei to be used for the construction of the new 5G data network - a decision that could have long-term consequences for national security. Authorities are worried giving permission to the Chinese company might lead to network espionage. However, the telecom company has assured that there is no risk of sabotage.
Authorities of the National Security Council and the places where meetings are held are extremely confidential and can’t be exposed to be any risks. Laura Kuenssberg from BBC political editor, mentioned that the leaking of discussion had upset them a lot. Senior officials have asked for a proper inquiry and those involved might have to lose jobs if required.
MP Sir Nicholas Soames mentioned that inquiry needs to be done similar to a criminal process. This is to ensure that those responsible are dismissed and friends and allies take them seriously.
A source mentioned that four cabinet ministers have spoken against Huawei, dreading that security could be breached. The need to give advice to various ministers and treat people seriously along with lack of advice will be a worse case result, was mentioned by a high authority person.
There have been notices across US since the year of 2012 that devices from Huawei poses a security threat.