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Volume 462: debated on Wednesday 11 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many times an European arrest warrant has been used to extradite foreign nationals back to the United Kingdom for prosecution. (147140)

Since 1 January 2004 when the European arrest warrant procedure entered into force in the United Kingdom, ninety four foreign nationals have been arrested as a result of European arrest warrants (part 3 warrants) issued by the UK. 74 of these have been surrendered to the UK. These figures comprise both those sought for prosecution and those who have already been convicted.