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Information on the numbers of foreign national prisoners serving prison sentences in prison establishments in Scotland and Northern Ireland is the responsibility of the Scottish Executive and Northern Ireland Prison Service respectively.
Mr. Garnier: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether prisoners on (a) end of custody licence, (b) release on temporary licence and (c) home detention curfew are eligible to vote if registered. 
Lynne Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the incidence of serious alcohol dependency was among prisoners in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make it his policy to record the level of funding given for the provision of treatment and rehabilitation of people with an alcohol dependency within the criminal justice system. 
Mr. Hanson: Data on the incidence of serious alcohol dependency are not recorded. Research carried out by the Office for National Statistics reported that 7 per cent. of those coming into prison had high treatment needs, which is a good indication of dependency.
Alcohol treatment and rehabilitation services for those with an alcohol dependency in prisons are in the main provided within the wider drug treatment framework. The proportion of funding specifically allocated for alcohol is not disaggregated.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) with which countries the Government have concluded formal agreements for the return of foreign prisoners to serve a proportion of their sentence in their home country; 
Mr. Hanson: The United Kingdom is a party to two multi-party prisoner transfer agreements, the Council of Europe Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons, and the Commonwealth Scheme for the Transfer of Convicted Offenders. In addition, the United Kingdom has concluded a small number of bilateral prisoner transfer agreements. The following lists those countries and territories with which the United Kingdom has a prisoner transfer arrangement.
Antigua and Barbuda
British Indian Ocean Territories
British Virgin Islands
Henderson, Ducie and Oeno
Peter I Island
Queen Maud Land
St. Helena and Dependencies
Sovereign Base Areas Cyprus
Trinidad and Tobago
Damian Green: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with which foreign states the UK has arrangements for the return of prisoners to their home country to complete their prison sentences; how many nationals of such countries are currently in UK prisons; and how many prisoners the Government expect to be returned as a result of the arrangements in place. 
Mr. Hanson: The countries and territories with which the United Kingdom has a prisoner transfer arrangement and the number of prisoners held in England and Wales from each of those countries are given in the following table.
In the Police and Justice Act 2006 the Government amended the Repatriation of Prisoners Act 1984 to enable prisoners to be transferred without their consent where the relevant international agreement does not require it. Subject to the views of the other Governments concerned, the United Kingdom will, in the future, seek to negotiate prisoners transfer agreements which do not enable prisoner to prevent transfer by withholding their consent. However, each of the agreements listed below requires the consent of both states involved, as well as that of the prisoner concerned. As a consequence it is not possible to say how many prisoners will be transferred under these agreements in the future.
These figures have been drawn from administrative IT systems. Care is taken when processing and analysing the returns but the detail collected is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system, and so although shown to the last individual, the figure may not be accurate to that level.
|Countries with which the United Kingdom has a prisoner transfer agreement and the number of prisoners from each of those countries held in prisons in England and Wales as at 30 September 2007|
|(1) We cannot separately identify all nationalities with which we have a prisoner transfer agreement. These are as follows:|
Ukraine is included with Russia (We do not have a prisoner transfer agreement with Russia) Cook Islands are included with New Zealand (We do not have a prisoner transfer agreement with New Zealand).
Antigua and Barbuda are included with the Dutch Antilles. We have prisoner transfer agreements with both Antigua and Barbuda and the Dutch Antilles.
Queen Maud Land and Peter I Island are included in Other.
Henderson, Ducie and Oeno are included with Portugal. We have a prisoner transfer agreement with both the Islands and with Portugal.
(2) Serbia and Montenegro are recorded together but since the separation on Montenegro from Serbia, Montenegro is a signatory to the Council of Europe Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons in its own right.
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