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.
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.