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Extradition: USA

Volume 493: debated on Tuesday 2 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many British nationals in respect of whom legal proceedings have been concluded have been extradited to the United States since 1 January 2004; and for which offence each such individual was extradited. (274815)

Between 1 January 2004 and 31 December 2008, 28 UK nationals arrested in England and Wales were extradited to the USA, for offences broken down as follows:

Type of offence

Number of cases

Drugs

10

Fraud

8

Murder

3

Sexual offences

2

Theft

2

Grievous bodily harm

1

Money laundering

1

Forgery

1

The figures do not include the number of UK nationals extradited to the USA who were arrested in Scotland and Northern Ireland.