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Extradition

Volume 113: debated on Wednesday 25 March 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications have been made by foreign Governments to the United Kingdom to extradite their nationals for each of the last five years; how many of these have been granted; and if he will provide a breakdown by country.

Information on the nationality of fugitives is not readily available. The table therefore gives the numbers of applications from foreign countries (that is other than Commonwealth countries and the Republic of Ireland) by year of request in respect of all nationalities for the years 1982 to 1986. Requests to trace fugitives and requests for provisional arrest which were not followed by formal requisitions have not been included.

Extradition requests to the United Kingdom made by foreign countries 1982 to 1986

Country

1982

1983

1984

1985

1986

Requests made

Requests granted

Requests made

Requests granted

Requests made

Requests granted

Requests made

Requests granted

Requests made

Requests granted

Austria111
Belgium21111
Denmark11
Finland1
FranceI21216321
Federal Republic of Germany52321185595
Greece22
Iraq5
Israel111
Italy331745292
Liberia1
Luxembourg1
Netherlands312222
Norway1153
Portugal11
Sweden42112211
Switzerland212221
Thailand1
United States of America8875421210159
TOTAL25142714382340234021

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications have been made for the extradition of British citizens abroad, for each of the last five years; how many were granted; and if he will break down the figures on a country basis.

The readily available information is given in the following table and does not distinguish between extradition requests made for British and those made for

Extradition requests made by the United Kingdom 1982 to 1986
Country19821983198419851986
Requests madeRequests grantedRequests madeRequests grantedRequests madeRequests grantedRequests madeRequests grantedRequests madeRequests granted
Australia4410
Austria11_
Belguim111122
Bermuda11
Canada1I10
Columbia10
Denmark1122
France32115451
Federal Republic of Germany2222441111
GibraltarI0102131
Grenada10
India20
Israel22
Jamaica11
Mexico10
Malaysia11
Netherlands11724233
New Zealand101020
Nigeria11
Pakistan30
Portugal1111I010
Sri Lanka10
Sweden11
Switzerland11111111
United States of America4253447542
Zimbabwe10