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Extradition

Volume 473: debated on Thursday 13 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she has received an extradition request from the principality of Liechtenstein for persons suspected of procuring documents belonging to the Bank of Liechtenstein; and whether such a request would fall under the provisions of the European convention on extradition. (192870)

As a matter of longstanding policy and practice the United Kingdom will neither confirm nor deny that it has received, is to make or has made an extradition request, until the subject of the request has been arrested in relation to the request.

Liechtenstein is a party to the European convention on extradition; the principality is designated for the purposes of part 2 of the Extradition Act 2003 and any extradition request to the United Kingdom would be considered under that part of the Act.