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Extradition

Home Department written question – answered on 4th July 2005.

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Photo of Boris Johnson Boris Johnson Conservative, Henley

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many requests for extradition were received in (a) 2000, (b) 2001, (c) 2002, (d) 2003 and (e) 2004 from each of the countries that were the subject of the Part 2 Territories Designation Order 2003.

Photo of Andy Burnham Andy Burnham Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)

The following are figures for the number of extradition requests to the UK from countries that were designated as extradition partners under the Extradition Act 2003 (Designation of Part 2 Territories) Order 2003.

Designated as extradition partners Number of extradition requests
2000
USA 17
Germany 11
Italy 9
France 7
The Netherlands 5
Switzerland 3
Czech Republic 2
Greece 2
Cyprus 1
Luxembourg 1
Australia 1
Romania 1
Hong Kong SAR 1
Iceland 1
Malawi 1
Ukraine 1
Turkey 1
Uganda 1
All other countries 0
Total for 2000 66
2001
Germany 17
USA 16
Czech Republic 16
Italy 14
The Netherlands 11
Switzerland 7
France 7
Lithuania 5
Poland 4
Turkey 3
Bulgaria 2
Estonia 2
Russian Federation 2
Austria 2
Luxembourg 1
Peru 1
Greece 1
Canada 1
Ukraine 1
Latvia 1
Hong Kong SAR 1
Norway 1
Total for 2001 116
2002
Italy 16
Germany 13
The Netherlands 12
Czech Republic 12
France 10
USA 8
Lithuania 8
Slovakia 3
Russian Federation 3
The Bahamas 3
Turkey 3
Switzerland 3
Albania 3
Zimbabwe 2
Swaziland 2
Tanzania 2
Moldova 1
Cyprus 1
India 1
Norway 1
Bolivia 1
South Africa 1
Slovenia 1
Luxembourg 1
Poland 1
Columbia 1
Australia 1
Grenada 1
Austria 1
New Zealand 1
Trinidad and Tobago 1
Croatia 1
Total for 2002 119
2003
USA 14
Germany 12
The Netherlands 11
Czech Republic 11
Italy 8
France 8
Lithuania 6
Australia 4
Hungary 2
Poland 2
Argentina 2
Switzerland 1
India 1
Monaco 1
Romania 1
Norway 1
Uganda 1
Azerbaijan 1
Zimbabwe 1
Turkey 1
Greece 1
Slovenia 1
Bulgaria 1
Canada 1
Total for 2003 93
2004
USA 35
Czech Republic 9
Germany 9
Italy 8
France 6
Russia 4
Lithuania 4
Australia 3
Albania 3
Poland 3
The Netherlands 2
New Zealand 2
Estonia 2
Bulgaria 1
Turkey 1
Croatia 1
Canada 1
Romania 1
Zambia 1
Ukraine l
Slovakia 1
Total for 2004 98

Furthermore the figures for the first six months of this year, up to 30 June 2005 are as follows:

Designated as extradition partners Number of extradition requests
2005 (up to June)
Romania 9
Italy 3
USA 3
Canada 2
India 2
Israel 2
Albania 1
Australia 1
Croatia 1
Czech Republic 1
Georgia 1
Germany 1
Mauritius 1
Russian Federation 1
Turkey 1
Total 30

Note:

1.Countries are not listed above for those years in which they made no extradition requests to the UK.

2.After the Extradition Act 2003 (Designation of Part 2 Territories) Order 2003 came into force on 1 January 2004, the following countries that were originally designated under that Order, became designated as Part 1 territories under the Extradition Act 2003, on the dates given as follows: 27 July 2004 Austria, Cyprus, France, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia. 1 March 2005 Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Slovakia.

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