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Nosratollah Tajik

Volume 504: debated on Monday 18 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answers of 5 January 2010, Official Report, column 205W, on Nosratollah Tajik, for what purpose officials in his Department have had discussions with officials of the US Administration in London and Washington; and whether officials on each occasion indicated that extradition was a judicial process over which the Foreign Secretary had no control. (311126)

Officials regularly discuss issues of mutual interest with their US counterparts, both in London and in Washington. Such discussions have included updates on the extradition of Mr. Nosratollah Tajik. Foreign and Commonwealth Office officials have consistently made clear that this is a judicial process over which my right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary has no control.