India: Detainees

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 11th April 2019.

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Photo of Emma Reynolds Emma Reynolds Labour, Wolverhampton North East

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK detainees are awaiting trial in India; and how many have been in detention for (a) longer than six months (b) longer than one year and (c) longer than two years.

Photo of Mark Field Mark Field Minister of State

​I can confirm that as of November 2018, we were aware of 44 British Nationals in detention in India, of which 19 individuals were yet to be sentenced. The period of detention prior to sentencing varies from a few days to more than two years.

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