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Justice Questions: Prisoner transfer agreement

If we crash out of the EU without a deal we will lose all 26 agreements we currently have in place to allow the transfer of prisoners. I asked the Minister of State what progress has been made to make sure that we keep these transfer agreements.

The Minister agreed with me that a no deal Brexit would see us lose these agreements and move back to an old system where transfer of prisoners would be far slower.

This is just another example of how Brexit is impacting things not discussed nearly three years ago. When even a Minister that supports the Government is saying we will lose a beneficial agreement due to Brexit we must listen.