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Prisoners: Foreign Nationals

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN HL4394, tabled on 9 December 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many offenders who are foreign nationals are currently serving a sentence for murder or manslaughter in prisons in England and Wales.

Answered on

22 December 2015

Foreign criminals who break our laws should be properly punished but not at the expense of the British taxpayer.

In the last year we have returned more than 5,000 foreign prisoners to their home country. Prisoner transfer agreements are just one way the Government can remove these criminals from the United Kingdom.

As at 30 September 2015, there were 732 foreign nationals serving a sentence for murder or manslaughter in prisons in England and Wales.