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Extraditions (Irish Republic)

Volume 130: debated on Wednesday 30 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the names of the persons for whom extradition warrants were sent from England and Wales to the Irish Republic in each of the last five years, indicating in each case in which terrorist-type activity was the reason for the warrants, whether the persons named were extradited and which warrants were held to be defective, showing in such cases the exact reasons each warrant was held to be defective.

[holding answer 29 March 1988]: Information on individual warrants sent from England and Wales to the Republic of Ireland is not held centrally. My right hon. Friend's reply of 6 November 1987 at columns 906–7 gave the available information for the years 1982–86. Figures for 1987 are not yet available. In that period, the return of Evelyn Glenholmes to face charges in connection with terrorist offences failed because the Irish court considered that information on oath that had already been laid should have been resworn on the day when the warrants were issued.