Crime Prevention

Home Department written question – answered on 16th April 2012.

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Photo of Martin Horwood Martin Horwood Liberal Democrat, Cheltenham

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will list each completed Joint Investigation Team that UK authorities have participated in since they became available including (a) the names of the other participants, (b) its purpose and (c) its duration in each year; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Damian Green Damian Green The Minister for Immigration

The specific data requested are not centrally held. However, from information provided by Eurojust, which supports the establishment and operation of EU joint investigation teams, the UK has been involved in 15 joint investigation teams since 2009.

Joint investigation teams have proved a valuable means of enhancing practical co-operation between EU member states in addressing cross-border crime.

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