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British Citizens: Convictions Abroad

Volume 456: debated on Monday 29 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 19 January 2007, Official Report, column 1403W, on British citizens’ convictions abroad, for how many individuals convicted and given a custodial sentence her Department’s database holds passport details. (112200)

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office consular assistance database—Compass—does not incorporate a function to generate statistics on the number of British nationals under custodial sentence overseas for whom it holds passport details. This is primarily because such statistics are not needed for our principal function of ensuring the welfare of British nationals in detention overseas.