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USA: Extradition

Question for Home Office

UIN 146998, tabled on 1 February 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has made an assessment of the reasons why more UK nationals have been extradited to the US than US nationals extradited to the UK under the UK-US Extradition Treaty; and what discussions she has had with the US administration on compliance with that treaty.

Answered on

9 February 2021

The relative size and mobility of the populations of the UK and the United States results naturally in a greater number of extraditions from the UK to the United States than from the United States to the UK. Neither the UK nor the US discriminates between own nationals and non-nationals in our extradition arrangements.

Home Office ministers and officials regularly discuss extradition with counterparts in the United States.

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