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Following the Prime Minister’s visit to Brussels to take part in the Council of Ministers – the forum where Ministers/Prime Ministers from every elected government meet to set the direction of travel within the EU – she returned to the House of Commons to give a statement on its conclusions. The meeting with primarily focused on security and climate change.

That is why I asked the Prime Minister if she would confirm that leaving the EU in a no deal scenario would mean that we lose access to EUROPOL, EUROJUST, the European Arrest Warrant and SIS 2 – the border security monitoring databases.

As an outgoing Prime Minister I would have hoped for straight talking answers. She has no need to try and defend herself from her backbenches as they have already started selecting their next leader. The Prime Minister should have confirmed that we would lose access to these vital security measures. Instead she focused on internet security. It is time we had a grown up discussion about a no deal Brexit. Something this UK Government will not have.

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We had the Director of the Serious Fraud Office in front of the Justice Select Committee today. It was a great opportunity for us to remove the heat out of the Brexit debate and shine some light instead.

The Director was able to state that the loss of tools we currently have at our disposal will slow down our processes to track and trace criminals and hold them to justice. As anyone in security and policing will tell you time is always key in getting the best outcome.

Committees, unlike the floor of the House, allow MPs to cross-examine witnesses with a lot more detail. The Committee system is often overlooked but the evidence we gather, like this, should help everyone make a more informed decision on all areas of public life.