Lord Vinson – 2015 Parliamentary Question to the Home Office

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Lord Vinson on 2015-11-10.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, for the last 12-month period for which figures are available, how many applications have been made under the European Arrest Warrant for prosecution of British nationals overseas, and of those, how many have been (1) agreed to, and (2) rejected.

Lord Bates

In the 2014/15 business year the National Crime Agency (NCA) received 127 European Arrest Warrants for British citizens. During the same period 40 British citizens were extradited under an EAW.

The number of EAWs for British citizens which resulted in a discharge by the courts during this same period is not held centrally.