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Eec Countries (Detained British Subjects)

Volume 888: debated on Tuesday 11 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many British subjects have been held in investigative detention by Common Market countries since the United Kingdom joined the EEC.

Excluding the Irish Republic, for which no figures are available, our records show that 524 citizens of the United Kingdom and Colonies have been arrested and detained in other Common Market countries during the period 1st January 1973 to 5th March 1975.