Arrest Warrants

Home Department written question – answered on 26th April 2012.

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Photo of Conor Burns Conor Burns Conservative, Bournemouth West

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions the Serious Organised Crime Agency has refused to certify a request under the European Arrest Warrant in each of the last five years; and for what reasons in each case.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) does not refuse to certify European arrest warrant (EAW) requests that it receives which meet the criteria set out in part 1 of the Extradition Act 2003.

SOCA does not record data on the number of EAWs issued to the UK that do not meet these criteria.

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