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UK Territorial Seas: Incidents - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:14 am on 14th June 2018.

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Photo of Lord Harris of Haringey Lord Harris of Haringey Labour 11:14 am, 14th June 2018

My Lords, I too am grateful to the noble Earl for the briefing that was provided yesterday. The improvements that have come with the co-ordination activity are welcome, but it is co-ordinating limited resources, as the noble Earl has admitted. He talked about it being intelligence led. Perhaps he cannot share it with us, because it would be difficult, but can he ensure and guarantee the House that he, as the relevant Minister, will have an intelligence assessment of what is actually required to prevent illicit materials, guns, people and so on entering the country, and whether that is sufficient given the resource that is available?