European Arrest Warrants

Home Office written question – answered on 27th January 2015.

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Photo of Pete Wishart Pete Wishart Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Culture and Sport), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Constitution)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) requests, (b) arrests and (c) surrenders have been made relating to people wanted from the UK or wanted by the UK for human trafficking offences through the European Arrest Warrant since that mechanism was introduced.

Photo of Karen Bradley Karen Bradley The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

For the financial years 2009-10 to 2013-14, the following table sets out the numbers of a) requests, b) arrests and c) surrenders relating to people in England , Wales and Northern Ireland wanted by other EU Member States for human

trafficking and immigration and human trafficking offences, under a European Arrest Warrant.

Requests to England, Wales and Northern Ireland

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

Total

Human Trafficking

0

0

0

0

100

100

Immigration & Human Trafficking

117

196

414

344

144

1,215

Arrests in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

Total

Human Trafficking

0

0

0

0

2

2

Immigration & Human Trafficking

28

23

30

31

31

143

Surrenders from England, Wales and Northern Ireland

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

Total

Immigration & Human Trafficking

21

22

21

23

28

115

Since 2012, in addition to the figures above, ten requests were made to Scotland, three people were arrested and three people were surrendered from Scotland to other EU Member States for human trafficking offences under a

European Arrest Warrant.

For the financial years 2009-10 to 2013-14, the following table sets out the numbers of a) requests, b) arrests and c) surrenders relating to people who are wanted in England, Wales and Northern Ireland from other EU Member States for

human trafficking and immigration and human trafficking offences, under a European Arrest Warrant.

Requests to other EU Member States

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

Grand Total

Human Trafficking

0

0

0

0

9

9

Immigration & Human Trafficking

1

6

12

7

8

34

Arrests in other EU Member States

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

Grand Total

Human Trafficking

0

0

0

0

3

3

Immigration & Human Trafficking

3

5

6

6

2

22

Surrenders to England Wales and Northern Ireland

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

Grand Total

Human Trafficking

0

0

0

0

1

1

Immigration & Human Trafficking

2

0

10

4

3

19

Since 2012, in addition to the figures above, no people were arrested or surrendered to Scotland from other EU Member States for human trafficking offences under a European Arrest Warrant.

Prior to the financial year 2013-14, figures for human trafficking offences were not collected separately from immigration offences for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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