Prisoners' Transfers: Republic of Ireland

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 30th January 2017.

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Photo of Sylvia Hermon Sylvia Hermon Independent, North Down

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many Irish citizens in prison within the UK have requested transfers to prisons in the Republic of Ireland in the last 12 months; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Sam Gyimah Sam Gyimah The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

In 2016, 15 prisoners in England and Wales sought transfer to prisons in the Republic of Ireland. Transfers of prisoners from Scotland and from Northern Ireland are the responsibility of the relevant devolved authorities.

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