Terrorism: International Cooperation
Dominic Raab (Esher and Walton, Conservative)
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment her Department has made of the (a) maintenance and (b) utility of the directory of specialised competences in counter-terrorism among national counter-terrorist agencies established by EU Council Joint Action 96/610/JHA.
James Brokenshire (Old Bexley and Sidcup, Conservative)
This measure seeks to assist EU member states through a shared understanding of their respective specialised counter-terrorism competencies which might be made available to respond to requests for assistance received from other member states. The Government continue to value our working-level cooperation with other EU member states to combat the threat from terrorism, and we continue to review the effectiveness of measures such as this.