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Extradition Treaties

Volume 449: debated on Wednesday 19 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with which countries the UK has extradition treaties; how many people were extradited (a) to each country from the UK and (b) to the UK from each country in the latest year for which figures are available. (83822)

I have been asked to reply.

The Extradition Act 2003 divides the UK's extradition partners into two categories. Part 1 territories are those EU member states who, like the UK, operate the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) procedure. These are:

Austria; Belgium; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Finland; France; Germany; Greece; Hungary; Ireland; Italy; Latvia; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Malta; the Netherlands; Poland; Portugal; Slovakia; Slovenia; Spain; and Sweden

Part 2 territories include those Members of the Council of Europe who are not in the EU and are party to the European Convention on Extradition; Commonwealth territories; and bilateral extradition treaty partners, such as the United States. These are:

Albania; Andorra; Antigua and Barbuda; Armenia; Argentina; Australia; Azerbaijan; The Bahamas; Bangladesh; Barbados; Belize; Bolivia; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Botswana; Brazil; Brunei; Bulgaria; Canada; Chile; Colombia; Cook Islands; Croatia; Cuba; Dominica; Ecuador; El Salvador; Fiji; The Gambia; Georgia; Ghana; Grenada; Guatemala; Guyana; Haiti; Hong Kong Special Administrative Region *; Iceland; India; Iraq; Israel; Jamaica; Kenya; Kiribati; Lesotho; Liberia; Liechtenstein; the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia; Malawi; Malaysia; Maldives; Mauritius; Mexico; Moldova; Monaco; Nauru; New Zealand; Nicaragua; Nigeria; Norway; Panama; Papua New Guinea; Paraguay; Peru; Romania; Russian Federation; Saint Christopher and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; San Marino; Serbia and Montenegro; Seychelles; Sierra Leone; Singapore; Solomon Islands; South Africa; Sri Lanka; Swaziland; Switzerland; Tanzania; Thailand; Tonga; Trinidad and Tobago; Turkey; Tuvalu; Uganda; Ukraine; United States of America; Uruguay; Vanuatu; Western Samoa; Zambia and Zimbabwe.

In 2005, under the EAW procedure, the UK extradited 77 people to other EU member states and had 66 people returned to this country. Under part 2 of the 2003 Act, the UK extradited 62 people last year and had 11 people returned to this country.

This information is shown in the following table:

UK extradition statistics for 2005

Part 1

Country

Surrendered by UK

Returned to UK

Austria

0

0

Belgium

8

1

Cyprus

0

1

Czech Republic

0

0

Denmark

3

0

Estonia

0

0

Finland

2

0

France

4

7

Germany

8

6

Greece

0

4

Hungary

0

0

Ireland

11

4

Italy

0

1

Latvia

0

1

Lithuania

27

0

Luxembourg

0

0

Malta

0

0

Netherlands

3

10

Poland

4

0

Portugal

3

1

Slovakia

0

0

Slovenia

0

0

Spain

3

29

Sweden

1

1

Part 2

Country

Surrendered by UK

Returned to UK

Albania

1

0

Australia

2

0

Canada

2

1

Cayman Islands

0

1

Croatia

1

0

Czech

4

1

Republic1

Estonia1

1

0

France1

6

0

Germany1

7

1

Grenada

1

0

Hungary1

1

0

Italy1

5

0

Jamaica

0

2

Lithuania1

3

0

Monaco

1

0

Norway

1

1

Poland1

1

0

Portugal1

1

0

Romania

2

0

Serbia & Montenegro

0

1

Slovakia1

2

0

South Africa

1

0

Spain1

3

2

Switzerland

1

0

Turkey

1

0

USA

14

1

1 Indicates an EU member state where all or some of the extradition requests were made/received before the date the State began operating the Framework Decision on the European Arrest Warrant.