Cross-border Crime

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 20th July 2016.

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Photo of Steve Pound Steve Pound Shadow Minister (Northern Ireland) 12:00 am, 20th July 2016

May I warmly associate myself with the comments made by so many other people? I note that this is now my sixth opposite number facing me—it is almost as if I am being used as a training aid for young, thrusting Tories.

Last week, when my hon. Friend Mr Anderson and I met Chief Constable George Hamilton, he expressed his grave concern about the implications for the European arrest warrant post-Brexit and the desire not to go back to the old extradition methods. What assurance can the Secretary of State give us that the European arrest warrant can survive post-Brexit?