Arrest Warrants

Home Department written question – answered on 5th September 2013.

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Photo of Andrew Turner Andrew Turner Conservative, Isle of Wight

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department

(1) how many UK citizens have been brought back to the UK from other EU member states under the European Arrest Warrant in each of the last three years for which figures are available;

(2) how many citizens of other EU member states have been returned from the UK to their home country under the European Arrest Warrant in each of the last three years.

Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper The Minister for Immigration

holding answer 17 June 2013

I have been informed by the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) that the following numbers of UK citizens were returned to the UK(1) under a European Arrest Warrant (EAW) in each of the last three years:

  Number
2010-11 72
2011-12 76
2012-13 69

The following numbers of EU citizens have been returned to their country of nationality under the EAW in each of the last three years(2):

  Number
2010-11 996
2011-12 974
2012-13 957

(1 )This includes data for the whole of the UK.

(2 )These figures refer only to England, Wales and Northern Ireland; data relating to surrenders from Scotland are not held centrally by SOCA.

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