Extraditions (Russia)

Home Department written question – answered on 12th February 2004.

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Photo of Mr Tony Banks Mr Tony Banks Chair, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many extradition requests have been made by the Russian authorities in the last five years; and how many have been granted.

Photo of Caroline Flint Caroline Flint Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)

General extradition arrangements as between the UK and the Russian Federation have been in place since 2001. To date, there have been four Russian requests for extradition. One of those cases is outstanding. None of the other three requests was granted.

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