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Overseas Convictions and Arrests

Volume 455: debated on Monday 15 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what arrangements are in place for British consular staff to inform (a) the Home Office and (b) British police of convictions of British citizens (i) when they have been involved in a case and (ii) if they are notified locally of a case. (115877)

If we become aware, either through providing consular assistance or notification from the local authorities, that a British national has been convicted of a serious crime overseas, we notify the Serious Organised Crime Agency, which is a non-departmental body of the Home Office.