Law and Order: Cross Border Cooperation

Home Office written question – answered on 18th June 2019.

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Photo of Baroness Altmann Baroness Altmann Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government what access UK law enforcement agencies will have to the EU tools currently assisting in the fight against international crime and terrorism in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Photo of Baroness Williams of Trafford Baroness Williams of Trafford The Minister of State, Home Department, Minister for Equalities (Department for International Development)

The Government’s position remains that leaving with a deal, which includes ambitious internal security arrangements, is in the UK’s best interests. If we leave the EU without a deal, the UK would cease to have access to the EU’s law enforcement tools on exit.

In respect of a possible no deal scenario, the Home Office has been working with operational partners to put in place contingency arrangements to transition our cooperation with EU Member States to non-EU channels. We continue to work closely with operational partners to maintain readiness for a range of possible exit scenarios in October, including no deal. However, much of our counter-terrorism cooperation with our European partners takes place outside EU structures and is not dependent on our membership.

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