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Prüm Treaty

Volume 456: debated on Thursday 1 February 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions his Department (a) has had and (b) plans to have with EU partners on the implementation of the Prüm Treaty. (110808)

The information requested is as follows.

(a) There have been a number of informal discussions with EU partners about the implementation of the Prüm Convention at official and Ministerial level over the last 12-18 months, including at the Informal Justice and Home Affairs meeting in Dresden on 15 January.

(b) The German Presidency of the EU are proposing the transposition of all or part of the Prüm Convention into EU law. The Government intend to take a full and active part in the ensuing negotiations.