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Foreign Gaols (British Prisoners)

Volume 973: debated on Thursday 8 November 1979

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asked the Lord Privy Seal how many Britons are held currently in foreign gaols on cannabis offences; and what action is being taken to allow prisoners to serve their sentences in Great Britain.

The number of British nationals detained at any one time varies daily. The latest figure readily available relates to 1 June 1979 when 166 United Kingdom citizens were detained on cannabis charges. On prisoner repatriation, I refer the hon. Member to the reply which my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary gave on 10 July to the hon. Member for Newcastle-upon-Tyne, East (Mr. Thomas).—[Vol. 970, c. 117.]