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Europol

Home Department written question – answered on 29th November 2011.

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Photo of Martin Horwood Martin Horwood Liberal Democrat, Cheltenham

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many convictions for offences committed in the UK there have been resulting from operations which were co-ordinated in part or entirely by Europol by type of offence in each year since Europol became operational; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

holding answer 25 November 2011

Europol does not undertake operational activity itself. It acts as a conduit for the secure exchange of information between member states and assists with the co-ordination of investigations when requested by member states. It also provides analytical support at the request of member states.

Any investigation remains the responsibility of the investigating member state and it is therefore not possible to provide information on the number of convictions in the UK resulting from Europol activity in each year since Europol’s inception.

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