Organised Crime and Terrorism: Ireland:Written question - 23661

Asked by Stephen Farry
(North Down)
Asked on: 02 March 2020
Home Office
Organised Crime and Terrorism: Ireland
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of the decision not to seek the UK's ongoing participation in the European Arrest Warrant on the ability of the UK and Ireland to tackle cross-border terrorism and organised crime on the island of Ireland.
Answered by: James Brokenshire
Answered on: 09 March 2020

The Government stands ready to discuss an agreement with the EU on law enforcement and judicial cooperation in criminal matters.

As set out in our approach to negotiations, the agreement should provide for fast-track extradition arrangements with appropriate further safeguards beyond those provided for in the European Arrest Warrant.

Such an agreement should equip operational partners on both sides with the capabilities that help protect citizens and bring criminals to justice, including in relation to North-South security and criminal justice cooperation.

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