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To ask the Secretary of State for Justice
(1) whether EU citizens serving custodial sentences in prisons in England and Wales before the commencement of the EU Prisoner Transfer Agreement will be liable for repatriation to their country of origin;
(2) which countries will be ready for the transfer of prisoners under the EU Prisoner Transfer Agreement.
Council Framework Decision 2008/909/JHA, which will govern the transfer of prisoners between member states of the European Union, enters into force from
An official list of those member states ready to implement the Framework Decision is not yet available. Our latest information indicates that the majority of member states will implement the Framework Decision in 2012/13 as their implementing legislation is enacted.