Brexit Readiness: Operation Yellowhammer Debate

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Department: Cabinet Office

Brexit Readiness: Operation Yellowhammer

David Hanson Excerpts
Wednesday 25th September 2019

(10 months, 2 weeks ago)

Commons Chamber
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Michael Gove Portrait Michael Gove - Parliament Live - Hansard
25 Sep 2019, 5:15 p.m.

We are doing everything we can to ensure that, through the provision of information and additional personnel and resources, we can have that smooth flow.

David Hanson (Delyn) (Lab) Parliament Live - Hansard
25 Sep 2019, 5:15 p.m.

Paragraph 10 of the document shows that law enforcement agencies and information exchange will be disrupted. Given that that covers child protection issues, drug trafficking, terrorism and international crime, what level of risk increase has the right hon. Gentleman assessed, and is that disruption worth it?

Michael Gove Portrait Michael Gove - Parliament Live - Hansard
25 Sep 2019, 5:16 p.m.

The right hon. Gentleman was a very distinguished Minister, with great experience of criminal justice. He is right—those law enforcement and national security tools are definitely assets—but, having talked to national security and law enforcement professionals, I know that there are steps that we can take, and have taken, to safeguard UK citizens.