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Crown Prosecution Service

Question for Attorney General

UIN 910031, tabled on 10 December 2020

What recent assessment she has made of the potential effect on the CPS of the UK leaving the EU (a) with and (b) without a deal.

Answered on

10 December 2020

The CPS has worked with other prosecutors, law enforcement, the courts, and the Home Office to ensure that effective international cooperation with EU Member States on extradition, gathering of evidence and asset recovery can continue after the Transition Period.

Extensive preparation has taken place to prepare for the outcome of the negotiation and there are well-prepared and well-reheased plans in place – which include producing guidance and training for prosecutors. The CPS has also engaged extensively with EU counterparts in order to safeguard existing and new cases.

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