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Written Answers

Tuesday, 7th October 2003.

Prisoners: Repatriation

Lord Hylton asked Her Majesty's Government:

    With which countries outside the European Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons they have current arrangements; and how many sentenced persons have been transferred to all countries in the last three years. [HL4320]

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The Minister of State, Home Office (Baroness Scotland of Asthal): In addition to those countries and territories that are contracting states to the Council of Europe Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons, the United Kingdom has repatriation agreements with the following countries:


    Bahamas, Barbados, Brazil, Cook Islands, Cuba, Egypt, Grenada, Hong Kong, Malawi, Mauritius, Morocco, Nigeria, Peru, Samoa, Thailand, Uganda, Venezuela, Zimbabwe.

In 2000, 35 prisoners were repatriated from England and Wales; in 2001, 35 prisoners; and 2002, 50 prisoners.



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