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Terrorism: Extradition

Volume 479: debated on Monday 29 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persons have been extradited for terrorism-related offences since the announcement of the then Prime Minister’s 12-point plan in August 2005, broken down by quarter; and how many requests for extradition for terrorism-related offences (a) are outstanding and (b) have been made since August 2005. (224122)

[holding answer 17 September 2008]: As a matter of policy and practice, the Home Office will neither confirm nor deny the existence of any extradition request ahead of a person’s arrest.

Since August 2005, 13 people have been extradited by the UK for terrorism-related offences; five people have been discharged by UK courts; five cases are ongoing and one case was withdrawn by the Requesting State. The following table gives a breakdown of these figures.

The UK has not issued any extradition requests for people suspected of terrorist-related offences in this time.

Extradition requests for terrorist-related offences since August 2005

Number

Arrested

Status as at 17 September 2008

2005

1

Pre-August 2005

Withdrawn by Requesting State

1

3rd quarter

Ongoing

2

Pre-August 2005

Extradited

2006

1

Pre-August 2005

Discharged

3

Pre-August 2005

Extradited

1

1st quarter

Discharged

1

2nd quarter

Extradited

1

3rd quarter

Extradited

1

3rd quarter

Ongoing

2007

1

Pre-August 2005

Extradited

3

2nd quarter

Extradited

1

2nd quarter

Ongoing

2

4th quarter

Ongoing

2

4th quarter

Discharged

2008

1

Pre-August 2005

Extradited

1

1st quarter

Extradited

Note:

There are currently four other cases before the courts which were received before August 2005.