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Lords to discuss future EU policing and security priorities with senior police figures

The House of Lords Home Affairs, Health and Education EU Sub-Committee will discuss policing and security in the future EU Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) programme with three senior police figures on Wednesday 18 December.

At 11am, the Committee will speak to:

  • Sir Hugh Orde, President of the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO);
  • Rob Wainwright, Director of Europol and President of the European Cybercrime Centre; and
  • Keith Bristow, Head of the National Crime Agency.

The witnesses are likely to face questions including:

  • What should the strategic priorities be in the next JHA programme for policing, security and terrorism?
  • What value might the EU add in tackling serious and organised crime, and would you welcome a framework to discuss common threats within in the EU, including EU agencies and third countries?
  • Should the next programme recommend a review of the effectiveness of Europol?
  • Is there a need for legislation or more cooperation to support an improvement in the exchange of criminal records amongst Member States?
  • Should there be further EU action to tackle human trafficking?
  • What action should the Programme recommend to modernise the EU intelligence sharing structure and information management framework?

The evidence session will take place on Wednesday 18 December at 11am in Committee Room 3.

The session will be webcast at and is also open to the public. Journalists wishing to attend should go to Parliament's Cromwell Green Entrance and should allow time for security screening.

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