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Extradition

Question for Home Office

UIN HL945, tabled on 9 June 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many UK citizens that have been arrested following extradition requests from other nations were extradited to the country of their arrest in each year since 2018.

Answered on

22 June 2021

It may assist if the following is explained.

  • The Home Office processes extradition requests from non-EU territories for individuals believed to be in England and Wales, and Northern Ireland under Part 2 of the Extradition Act 2003.
  • The Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service processes requests for individuals believed to be in Scotland.
  • The National Crime Agency processes extradition requests from EU Member States under Part 1 of the Extradition Act 2003 and data relating to these requests is published annually on the NCA website.

Thus, the arrest of an individual sought for extradition would take place in the territory to which a request has been sent. If extradition is to proceed, after the legal process has concluded, and extradition is to proceed, the individual will be extradited to the territory which made the request. As such, the question has been interpreted to reflect those provisions and the response relates only to those extradition requests received by the Home Office.

Twenty British nationals have been extradited to the requesting territory since 2018, eight of whom were dual nationals.

Year

Number extradited

Territory

Number of dual nationals

2021

1

India

N/A

2020

6

USA, the Falkland Islands

3

2019

8

Australia, Canada, Switzerland, Norway, USA

4

2018

5

Albania, Antigua & Barbuda, USA, Peru

1

All figures are from local management information and have not been quality assured to the level of published National Statistics. As such they should be treated as provisional and therefore subject to change. As implied above, the figures do not include arrests made in Scotland.

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