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British Nationality: Prisoners

Volume 462: debated on Thursday 28 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many British subjects are serving jail sentences in prisons in the European Union, broken down by country. (145873)

On 31 March, British consular officials were aware of 851 British nationals detained in EU countries. The breakdown by country is shown in the following table. These figures include detainees on remand, as well as those serving sentences.

Country

Number of detainees

Austria

4

Belgium

23

Bulgaria

0

Cyprus

18

Czech Republic

4

Denmark

12

Estonia

0

Finland

2

France

107

Germany

121

Greece

18

Hungary

1

Ireland

91

Italy

18

Latvia

0

Lithuania

0

Luxembourg

5

Malta

6

Netherlands

60

Poland

2

Portugal

27

Romania

0

Slovakia

1

Slovenia

2

Spain

304

Sweden

25

Total

851