Prisoners: Repatriation

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 26th October 2017.

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Photo of Teresa Pearce Teresa Pearce Labour, Erith and Thamesmead

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoner transfers have taken place in each of the last five years between the UAE and the UK.

Photo of Teresa Pearce Teresa Pearce Labour, Erith and Thamesmead

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many successful prisoner transfers have taken place in each of the last five years between the UAE and the UK.

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

The Prisoner Transfer Agreement between the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was signed on 24 January 2013 and entered into force on 3 February 2014. The agreement provides for the voluntary transfer of an individual and requires the consent of both governments involved, as well as that of the prisoner concerned. To date, no prisoners have been transferred under this agreement.

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