Vicky Ford MEP

Member of the European Parliament for the East of England

26 APR 2013

Vicky Ford MEP calls for a pan-European Sex Offender Register

Vicky Ford, MEP for the East of England, met with the Director of Europol Rob Wainwright this week. Mrs Ford has been raising the issue about the need for better sharing of information across borders. This follows two cases in Suffolk where criminals who had been known offenders in other EU countries entered the UK and committed serious crimes.

Mrs Ford said: "Mr Wainwright has assured me the computer systems and legal processes are either in place or being put in place, for example at Europol, which should allow for cross-border sharing of information about offenders in different countries.

"The issue is making sure that these systems are actually used to their full effect, so that information is logged and properly used."

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Economic Stability must come first. Without a strong economy we can not deliver a strong society. I work with businesses and consumers to keep Britain open for business, cutting red tape, boosting trade opportunities and helping to deliver jobs and growth for all.

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