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Deportation: Terrorism

Volume 489: debated on Tuesday 10 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with which countries the United Kingdom has signed memorandums of understanding to ensure that any deported terrorism suspects will not face torture or ill-treatment on their return; and with which countries similar memoranda are currently being negotiated. (262704)

We have secured framework arrangements on assurances with Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Algeria and Ethiopia.

The Government are pursuing possible arrangements with other countries, but it would not be appropriate to identify them until negotiations have been concluded. Copies of any new arrangements will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses.