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Attorney General Questions: European Arrest Warrant

On Thursday, I asked the Solicitor-General, Robert Buckland MP, about the European Arrest Warrant.

Many arrests are completed due to the European Arrest Warrant (EAW)streamlining the arrest process. If the Government fails to keep the UK part of the EAW it will be placing us at risk from organised criminals who will see the UK as a safe haven.

I asked the Solicitor-General to work with the Home Office to make sure the EAW remains a useful tool whatever the outcome of Brexit.

I was pleased to hear the Solicitor-General was in broad agreement with me. But as we know with this Government, one Minister stating an approach to Brexit may not necessarily be the collective opinion. I will continue to press on security matters as this is the first role of government.

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