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Prisoners: Repatriation

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN HL2744, tabled on 19 October 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have signed a prisoner transfer agreement with the government of Jamaica.

Answered on

2 November 2015

During the recent visit by the Prime Minister, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed with the Government of Jamaica. The Memorandum of Understanding will pave the way to the negotiation of a prisoner transfer agreement between the United Kingdom and Jamaica, in exchange for UK financial support for the construction of a new prison in Jamaica. The funding will only become available after the prisoner transfer agreement is signed and after satisfactory completion of each stage of the prison build.