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Extradition

Volume 449: debated on Monday 11 September 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 19 July 2006, Official Report, column 544W, on extradition, if he will break the figures down by the alleged offence. (88390)

Details are given in the following tables, which has been updated to 24 August 2006 in order to reflect developments since the original answer. It should be noted that:

(a) an extradition request is not included in this table unless the individual has been arrested for extradition and is in custody, or on bail, or has been surrendered

(b) an individual may be arrested in a different year from that in which the request is made;

(c) the offences quoted are brief descriptions and not detailed charges e.g. "fraud" also covers "conspiracy to defraud";

(d) an individual may be wanted for more than one crime—the principal offences only are shown in the table; and

(e) more than one request may have been received for an individual, so that a surrender may be pursuant to more than one request.

US requests to England and Wales 2001 to 2005

2001

Number

Surrenders

Child abduction

2

Child enticement

1

Drugs

3

Fraud

1

Money laundering

1

Murder

2

Theft

1

Wire fraud

1

Closed without surrender

False statements to Government agency

1

Fraud

1

Murder

1

Terrorist-related

1

Outstanding from the year

2002

Number

Surrenders

Bank robbery

1

Fraud

1

Sex assault on children

1

Closed without surrender

Drugs

1

Terrorist-related

1

Fraud

1

Theft

2

Outstanding from the year

Drugs

1

20031

Number

Surrenders

Child abduction

1

Drugs

2

Theft/bribery

1

Fraud

2

Closed without surrender

Fraud

2

GBH

1

Rape

1

Outstanding from the year

Murder

2

Rape

1

Theft

1

1 One figure for 2003 has been moved from the "Closed without surrender" column to the "Surrender" column because the individual was the subject of requests in both 2003 and 2004, and it has been confirmed that he was extradited pursuant to both of them.

2004

Number

Surrenders

Child pornography

1

Drugs

6

Fraud

5

Forgery

1

GBH on minor with intent

1

Indecent assault

1

Mail fraud

1

Rape

1

Sex assault on minor

1

Wire Fraud

2

Closed without surrender

Drugs

1

Fraud

1

Outstanding from the year

Computer fraud

1

Drugs

1

Fraud

3

Robbery

2

Satellite signal theft

3

Terrorist-related

2

2005

Number

Surrenders

Child pornography

1

Theft

1

Closed without surrender

Fraud

1

Sex offences

1

Outstanding from the year

Drugs

2

Fraud

1

Terrorist-related

1