Motion made, and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 119(11)),
UK Participation in the EU Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation (Eurojust): Post-Adoption Opt-In Decision
That this House takes note of Regulation 2018/1727 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European Union Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation (Eurojust), and replacing and repealing Council Decision 2002/187/JHA; endorses the Government’s decision to request to opt in under Protocol 21 on the Position of the United Kingdom and Ireland in respect of the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice annexed to the EU Treaties; and supports the Government’s assessment that Eurojust provides a valuable service to the UK and that opting in would enable us to maintain operational continuity and minimise disruption for UK law enforcement and prosecution authorities during the proposed Implementation Period.—(Mark Spencer.)
The Speaker’s opinion as to the decision of the Question being challenged, the Division was deferred until Wednesday 16 January (Standing Order No. 41A).