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Prisoners Transfers: Jamaica

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 24 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will place in the Library a copy of the prisoner transfer agreement signed with the Government of Jamaica in June 2007. (252839)

The prisoner transfer agreement between the United Kingdom and Jamaica was signed in London on 26 June 2007. It will enter into force when ratified by both the United Kingdom and Jamaica. Changes to Jamaican law are necessary before it can ratify the agreement. Once these changes have been made and Jamaica can proceed with ratification, the agreement will be laid before Parliament in accordance with the Ponsonby Rule in the normal way.