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Prisoners: Repatriation

Justice written question – answered on 25th February 2013.

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Photo of Keith Vaz Keith Vaz Chair, Home Affairs Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with which countries the UK has a prisoner transfer agreement.

Photo of Jeremy Wright Jeremy Wright The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The UK has prisoner transfer agreements (PTAs) with over 100 countries and territories.

A complete list of all bilateral PTAs can be found on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website:

http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/publications-and-documents/treaties/treaty-texts/prisoner-transfer-agreements as well as links to lists of all countries and territories which are signatories of the following multi-lateral agreements which the UK is also party to: the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons and the Scheme for the Transfer of Convicted Persons within the Commonwealth.

The UK has implemented the multi-lateral European Union Prisoner Transfer Agreement (EU PTA) along with a further 11 EU member states.

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