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Prosecutions

Question for Attorney General

UIN 906011, tabled on 18 July 2016

To ask the Attorney General, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on the rate of criminal prosecutions.

Answered on

21 July 2016

It is not possible to make any such assessment, as the answer will depend on the terms of the agreement reached on the UK’s future relationship with the EU.

We will now need to negotiate the best deal we can with Europe, and part of that process will focus on tools and mechanisms for cooperation that can help keep Britain’s citizens secure.

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Attorney General
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