The information requested is as follows:
(a) We are unable to answer this part of the question. SOCA does not receive any information on the European Arrest Warrants (EAWs) which are applied for by UK Law Enforcement and only receives EAWs which have been issued.
(b) The data held on the number of EAWs issued cannot be broken down to reflect the figures for England only. All figures relate to the whole of the UK.
The figures for the number of EAWs issued by UK prosecuting authorities and transmitted by SOCA are as follows:
EAWs issued Persons extradited to the UK 2004 96 19 2005 131 63 2006 126 76 2007 198 99 2008 218 96
Persons extradited to the UK
It is not possible from current systems to provide data broken down into the number of EAWs issued by the UK in respect of each category of crime or of each other member state. This would require a manual examination of all files and incur disproportionate cost.