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|5 Jul 2017, 3:13 p.m.||Europol||David Hanson|
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cases have been shared through Europol's Joint Operational Team Mare programme by (a) the UK, (b) other EU member states, (c) states with operational agreements with Europol and (d) states with strategic agreements with Europol in each year since that programme's creation in 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.