Lord Empey – 2014 Parliamentary Question to the Northern Ireland Office

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Lord Empey on 2014-06-10.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent progress has been made in establishing the National Crime Agency in Northern Ireland.

Baroness Randerson

We strongly support the discussions currently under way between the Northern Ireland parties and the Department of Justice in Northern Ireland on securing the full operation of the National Crime Agency in Northern Ireland. Early resolution of this issue is essential to avoid gaps emerging in law enforcement in Northern Ireland in areas where there is serious public concern, such as drug enforcement, human trafficking and other forms of serious criminality.