Offences Against Children: British Nationals Abroad
Frank Field (Birkenhead, Labour)
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions she has had with her European counterparts on establishing joint investigation teams to investigate abuse and exploitation of children overseas.
Lynne Featherstone (The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department; Hornsey and Wood Green, Liberal Democrat)
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) engages routinely with EU counterparts as part of joint investigation teams (JITs) on a number of investigations. CEOP involvement in JITs within Europe is an ongoing operational matter; it would therefore not be appropriate to comment further, as this could undermine operational effectiveness.