Human Trafficking: Mediterranean Sea

Home Office written question – answered on 30th July 2015.

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Photo of The Earl of Sandwich The Earl of Sandwich Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many traffickers across the Mediterranean have been (1) apprehended, and (2) prosecuted, in the United Kingdom, or any other European Union member state, during (1) the last year, and (2) since such trafficking began.

Photo of Lord Bates Lord Bates The Minister of State, Home Department

The information requested is not held centrally. Her Majesty's Government has established a dedicated law enforcement team to tackle organised immigration crime in the Mediterranean region. 90 officers will be deployed in the UK, Mediterranean and Africa to pursue and disrupt these callous organised crime groups profiting from the people-smuggling trade.

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