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Insolvency, France

Volume 205: debated on Monday 16 March 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many British citizens currently imprisoned in France are presently seeking to prove insolvency under articles 752 and 756 of the French code of penal procedure.

We do not have the requested statistics. British nationals are not obliged to inform consular officers that they or their lawyers are negotiating a reduction or waiver of customs fines imposed by French courts.