Article 50 Triggered

Posted on March 30th, 2017 in Local News

Theresa May gave a statement to the House of Commons after triggering Article 50, which begins the process of the UK leaving the European Union.

Following the Prime Minister’s statement, Keith asked:

“I congratulate the Prime Minister on her appointment of Mark Sedwill as the new national security adviser. He will be a loss to the Home Office, but an asset to her. May I press her on policing and security? We have seen the headlines in the letter to Donald Tusk, but will we remain a full member of Europol throughout the negotiations? Will we have full access to the criminal databases of the EU, and is one of her ambitions that we retain that access when we leave the EU?”

The Prime Minister, Theresa May, replied:

“While we remain a member of the European Union, we will continue to have the access and membership arrangements on those various issues that we currently have. It is certainly my expectation that we will look to negotiate continued access to the various ways in which we share information with EU member states today. That is in not just our interest, but the interest of the EU.”