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Organised Crime

Question for Home Office

UIN HL17182, tabled on 15 July 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that there may be a rise in cross-border organised crime after Brexit; and if so, what steps they are taking to address this.

Answered on

23 July 2019

The Government’s position remains that leaving with a deal, which includes ambitious internal security arrangements, is in the UK’s best interests.

We continue to work closely with operational partners to maintain readiness for a range of possible exit scenarios in October, including no deal. This includes taking into account risks associated with these scenarios.

The Home Office has therefore been working with operational partners to put in place contingency arrangements for a no deal scenario.

In a deal scenario, the UK would enter an implementation period during which we’d continue to use all the EU security tools we use now.

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