Arrest Warrants

Home Department written question – answered on 1st December 2011.

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Photo of Dominic Raab Dominic Raab Conservative, Esher and Walton

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many UK nationals were extradited to another EU member state under a European arrest warrant in (a) 2004-5, (b) 2005-6, (c) 2006-07, (d) 2007-08, (e) 2008-09, (f) 2009-10 and (g) 2010-11.

Photo of Damian Green Damian Green The Minister for Immigration

The Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) and the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service for Scotland are the designated UK authorities responsible for processing European arrest warrants (EAWs).

Since the introduction of the EAW in 2004 193 British nationals have been surrendered by the UK to another European Union member state under an EAW.

Due to the way data were recorded prior to 1 October 2008 it is not possible to provide data on the number of British nationals surrendered to each European Union member state prior to this date:

British nationals surrendered
2004 5
2005 11
2006 26
2007 27
1 January 2008 to 30 September 2008 32
1 October 2008 to 31 March 2009 British nationals surrendered
Netherlands 2
Spain 1
Total 3
2009-10 British nationals surrendered
Belgium 1
Cyprus 3
France 5
Germany 2
Greece 1
Hungary 1
Ireland 4
Lithuania 1
Malta 1
Netherlands 2
Poland 8
Portugal 1
Spain 11
Total 41
2010-11 British nationals surrendered
Belgium 3
Czech Republic 1
France 2
Germany 7
Greece 8
Ireland 4
Malta 1
Netherlands 5
Poland 1
Spain 16
Total 48

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