§ 22. Rev. Martin Smyth
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assistance has been requested by the Republic of Ireland to combat drug smuggling into the United Kingdom and the Republic. 
§ Mr. Maclean
There is close co-operation between police and customs in the United Kingdom and their counterparts in the Republic of Ireland and regular exchanges of information on operational matters. Irish customs has requested some training assistance which HM Customs and Excise is providing.