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Prisoners: Repatriation

Volume 477: debated on Thursday 12 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent discussions he has had with Ministerial colleagues on policy to secure agreement with other countries on the transfer to them of prisoners of their nationality held in the UK. (210059)

A trilateral meeting has been established to discuss issues relating to the removal of foreign nationals from the United Kingdom, including the transfer of foreign national prisoners to their own country. The meeting is attended by Ministers of State from the Ministry of Justice, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and the Home Office. The group met on 5 June. Other meetings with ministerial colleagues take place on an ad hoc basis as necessary.