Smart Meters - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:53 pm on 8th July 2019.

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Photo of Lord Harris of Haringey Lord Harris of Haringey Labour 2:53 pm, 8th July 2019

My Lords, I refer to my interests in the register. The network of smart meters will obviously be part of the so-called internet of things. What assessment have the Government made of the cybersecurity of smart meters, of the extent to which they could be turned into a sort of super bot to attack all parts of our infrastructure or commerce, and of the instability in demand for electricity they could create by all of them switching on and off at the same time?