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British Citizens (Overseas Convictions)

Volume 447: debated on Wednesday 14 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what system is in place for the supervision of activities of British citizens convicted of imprisonable offences abroad who are deported back to the United Kingdom. (76865)

When Consular staff are informed that a British national who has been imprisoned overseas is to be deported to the UK, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London passes details of the individual and the date of deportation, if known, to the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA). It is then for SOCA to ensure that this information is passed to the relevant authorities responsible for any necessary supervision of the deportee’s activities following their arrival in the UK.