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|5 Jul 2017, 3:13 p.m.||Europol||David Hanson|
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what contributions Europol's Joint Operational Team Mare has made to UK border control operations at (a) Calais and (b) other locations in each year since March 2015.
Answer (Brandon Lewis)
Intelligence exchange between UK law enforcement and Europol is well-established and routine, including on organised immigration crime. The National Crime Agency and Immigration Enforcement also support Europol with seconded staff, including within the European Migrant Smuggling Centre (EMSC), which incorporates JOT Mare. This cooperation has and continues to assist UK efforts to tackle organised immigration crime impacting on the UK.
However, the data requested is not held centrally and can only be obtained at disproportionate cost.