Carmarthenshire MP Jonathan Edwards has voiced his concern that the Trade and Cooperation Agreement negotiated by the British Government with the EU leaves Wales at a higher risk of terrorism.

Speaking in a debate in the House of Commons on the Integrated Defence and Security Review Mr Edwards said that access to pan European security databases such as Europol, Eurojust and the Second Schengen Information System were far more important than nuclear bombs, warships and tanks.

During the debate Mr Edwards said: "The essence of defence policy should be security. The British State does not face any realistic danger of invasion, or a state sponsered missile strike. The main dangers are terrorism and cyber warfare.

"Defence expenditure should be prioritised in these areas.

"I am therefore very concerned about the decision of the British Government to withdraw from pan European law enforcement information systems such as Europol, Eurojust and the Second Schengen Information System.

"Access to such databases are invaluable to identifying and neutralising terrorist threats.

"I fear that we are asking the security and law enforcement services to protect us with one hand tied behind their backs."