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Offences Committed By Uk Nationals Overseas: Review

Volume 570: debated on Thursday 21 March 1996

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether, when completed, they will publish the findings of the interdepartmental review concerning the implications of extending the jurisdiction of British courts to enable them to deal with serious offences committed overseas by United Kingdom nationals.

My right honourable friend the Home Secretary announced on 1st February 1996 the establishment of an interdepartmental review to look at the implications for both policy and procedure of any change to the current position on jurisdiction over offences committed by United Kingdom nationals overseas throughout the United Kingdom. The review is expected to take four or five months to complete and my right honourable friend will announce its findings once he has had an opportunity to consider them.