British Nationals Abroad: Detainees

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 27th February 2020.

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Photo of Tulip Siddiq Tulip Siddiq Labour, Hampstead and Kilburn

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many cases of British citizens detained overseas were referred to its pro bono medical panel in (a) Iran and (b) throughout the world in 2019.

Photo of Nigel Adams Nigel Adams Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

Nine British nationals detained overseas were referred to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office pro bono medical panel in 2019. To avoid identification of individual cases, we do not release statistics on the number of referrals by country where that number is less than five.

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