European Union Committee
Beyond Brexit: policing, law enforcement and security

25th Report of Session 2019-21 - published 26 March 2021 - HL Paper 250



Chapter 1: Introduction


This inquiry

Chapter 2: Overview of the agreement on law enforcement and criminal justice cooperation


Box 1: Summary of the main Titles of the law enforcement agreement

Institutional oversight

Conclusions and recommendations

Specialised Committee on Law Enforcement and Judicial Cooperation

Termination and Suspension

Dispute settlement


Conclusions and recommendations

Chapter 3: Future UK-EU sharing of law enforcement and criminal justice data

Title II: DNA, fingerprint and vehicle registration data (Prüm)

EU evaluation of UK systems compliance under the agreement

Comparison with previous UK-EU arrangements

Future UK alignment with EU standards on Prüm data

Title III: Passenger Name Record data (PNR)

UK obligations

The UK PNR derogation

Box 2: Supervision of the UK PNR derogation

Comparison with previous UK-EU arrangements

Future alignment with EU standards on PNR data

Title IV: Operational data

Title IX: Criminal records data

Loss of access to the Schengen Information System (SIS II)

Interpol I-24/7 system

Double-keying data

Getting Interpol data to the frontline

International Law Enforcement Alert Platform

Protecting the UK border

Conclusions and recommendations

Data protection and conditionality

Data adequacy

Conclusions and recommendations

Chapter 4: Future UK involvement in EU Law enforcement and criminal justice agencies

Title V: UK’s future involvement in Europol

Title VI: UK’s future involvement in Eurojust

Conclusions and recommendations

Chapter 5: The extradition provisions

Title VII: The surrender agreement

Replacing the European Arrest Warrant

Proportionality and defendants’ rights

Title VII exemptions

Conclusions and recommendations

Chapter 6: UK-EU Family law post-Brexit


Box 3: EU Justice Sub-Committee work on civil justice cooperation since June 2016

The absence of a UK-EU Agreement on civil and family law

February 2020 evidence on potential alternatives to a negotiated solution

Box 4: The Lugano Convention

Box 5: Brussels IIa Regulation and the Maintenance Regulation

Box 6: Hague Conventions

The Government’s view

Summary of conclusions and recommendations

Appendix 1: List of Members and declarations of interest

Appendix 2: List of witnesses

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