Police: Leave

Home Office written question – answered on 7th February 2019.

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Photo of Louise Haigh Louise Haigh Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Policing)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department has plans for police forces to impose leave embargoes as a result of the Government's decision to implement fully planning for the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

Photo of Louise Haigh Louise Haigh Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Policing)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions his Department has had with the National Police Chiefs Council on implementing Operation Stack for each port in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal; and what estimate he has had made of the number of police personnel required for that eventuality.

Photo of Louise Haigh Louise Haigh Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Policing)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions his Department has had with the NPCC on the deployment of soldiers in the event of no deal being reached for the UK leaving the EU.

Photo of Louise Haigh Louise Haigh Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Policing)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many additional officers will be allocated to the National Police Chiefs Council's Brexit contingency planning team as a result of the decision to implement fully planning for the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd The Minister of State, Home Department

Arrangements for police leave and the allocation of officers to the National Police Chiefs Council Brexit contingency planning team are matters for operational policing and not for the Home Office.

Port arrangements are a matter for operational policing and the Local Resilience Forums (LRFs). Forces are working closely with partner agencies in Local Resilience Forums across the country to prepare for a No Deal exit scenario. Government is assisting LRFs where appropriate.

The police have tried and tested strategic mobilisation plans for responding to a wide range of emergency scenarios, including widespread disorder. We are working closely with the National Police Chiefs Council and National Police Coordination Centre to ensure they are appropriate for a No Deal EU Exit and any requirements for mutual aid or other support will be considered within that contingency planning.

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