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The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) works closely with the Ministry of Justice to raise the profile of prisoner transfer agreements, and facilitate their negotiation where possible through advocacy, lobbying and project support. This has included in the case of Nigeria FCO participation in bi-annual senior official meetings, most recently in Abuja in March 2011.
I refer my hon. Friend to the answer given by the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, my right hon. and learned Friend Mr Clarke, to Mr Offord on