National Crime Agency to give evidence on migrant smuggling
9 September 2015
On Wednesday 9 September, the House of Lords EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee, in its next evidence session of its inquiry into the EU Action Plan against migrant smuggling, questions the National Crime Agency on the current migration crisis facing the EU.
- Parliament TV: Watch the evidence session
- Inquiry: EU Action Plan against migrant smuggling
- EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee
Wednesday 9 September, Committee Room 3, Palace of Westminster
- Tom Dowdall, Deputy Director, Border Policing Command, National Crime Agency
The Committee will ask the NCA:
- Are the four objectives of the EU Action Plan against migrant smuggling the right ones to achieve the goal of transforming migrant smuggling into a "high-risk, low-return" operations?
- What role, if any, does the NCA play in putting the measures foreseen in the EU Action Plan into practice?
- Since the NCA was set up in 2013, have you observed any changes in the scale, nature or patterns of migrant smuggling?
- Does EU action against migrant smuggling, including the work of EU Agencies, facilitate cooperation between national authorities?
- Are there gaps in the intelligence available on migrant smuggling?
- Is the European response to migrant smuggling too heavily focused on border patrol rather than law enforcement elements?
- What are the main tasks to be carried out by the Organised Immigration Crime Taskforce?