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European Border Agency

Volume 450: debated on Wednesday 25 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether she plans to increase the UK’s contribution to the European Border Agency. (93679)

I have been asked to reply.

The UK contributes assets to European Border Agency (Frontex) operations on a case-by-case basis. The Frontex Management Board is currently considering its work plan and budget for 2007. Once it is finalised, we will consider the added value that UK participation could bring to planned operations and their value to the UK. We will then discuss and agree with Frontex appropriate financial and operational contributions.