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Reparation by Offenders

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 28 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many reparation orders have been issued by each court in each year since 2005. (251228)

The repatriation of a foreign national prisoner from the UK does not require the production of a court order; under the Repatriation of Prisoners Act 1984 a warrant is issued on behalf of the Secretary of State which enables the transfer of a prisoner into the custody of a foreign jurisdiction.

The following number of prisoners were repatriated by England and Wales to a foreign jurisdiction each year since 2005:

Number

2005

136

2006

111

2007

111

2008

68

The United Kingdom currently has prisoner transfer agreements with over 100 countries and territories.

Repatriation requires the consent of the sentencing state, the receiving state and the prisoners themselves. A prisoner cannot be forcibly repatriated.