Attorney General written question – answered on 26th May 2016.

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Photo of Alex Cunningham Alex Cunningham Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Attorney General, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on the Government's ability to prosecute criminals who have left the UK.

Photo of Jeremy Wright Jeremy Wright The Attorney-General

The Government's position is that the UK will be stronger, safer and better off remaining in a reformed EU.

Through participation in the European Arrest Warrant, the UK is able to extradite foreign suspects and bring suspects back to the UK more quickly and economically. Since April 2011, it has enabled us to transfer around 5,500 suspects out of the UK and to bring back around 650 to face justice here.

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