USA: Extradition

Home Office written question – answered on 9th February 2021.

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Photo of Tan Dhesi Tan Dhesi Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has made an assessment of the reasons why more UK nationals have been extradited to the US than US nationals extradited to the UK under the UK-US Extradition Treaty; and what discussions she has had with the US administration on compliance with that treaty.

Photo of Chris Philp Chris Philp The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The relative size and mobility of the populations of the UK and the United States results naturally in a greater number of extraditions from the UK to the United States than from the United States to the UK. Neither the UK nor the US discriminates between own nationals and non-nationals in our extradition arrangements.

Home Office ministers and officials regularly discuss extradition with counterparts in the United States.

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