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Mr. Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) arrests and (b) convictions there were for human trafficking offences in each police force area in England and Wales in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions she has had with (a) ministerial colleagues and (b) her international counterparts on combating human trafficking into the UK. 
Mr. Alan Campbell
[holding answer 27 October 2008]: I maintain regular contact with ministerial colleagues in relation to our strategy to combat human trafficking which is overseen by the Inter Departmental Ministerial Group and particularly on the progress made by the
United Kingdom to ratify the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings by the end of the year as the Home Secretary announced in January.
In the international arena we maintain a dialogue at both ministerial and official level with our partner countries through the United Nations, European Union and bilaterally. In November Ministers will attend the third World Congress in Rio de Janeiro to speak about what the UK is doing to combat the trafficking of children.
Mrs. May: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many convictions for trafficking for labour exploitation have been made under the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Act 2004. 
Keith Vaz: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many people have been extradited to work in order to be prosecuted in the UK for offences relating to the trafficking of human beings in the last 10 years; 
Meg Hillier: Extradition casework in England and Wales is carried out by the Home Offices Judicial Cooperation Unit (JCU) and by the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA). The Home Office administers extradition between England and Wales and non-EU states. Extradition between England and Wales and EU states (and Gibraltar) is effected by the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) and is administered by SOCA. The EAW has been in operation in the UK since 1 January 2004.
SOCAs EAW records show that four individuals have been extradited to the UK for human trafficking offences and one for the facilitation of illegal immigration. In 2007, one UK citizen was extradited from the UK for human trafficking offences and one for human smuggling and forgery offences; and there were two further extraditions in that year from the UK for human trafficking offences where the nationality of the extraditees is not known.
The Home Office has statistics for its extraditions only since 1998. These show that there have been no non-EAW extraditions to or from England and Wales for the offence of human trafficking or people smuggling in that period.
Mr. Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were (a) arrested, (b) prosecuted and (c) convicted for crimes relating to human trafficking in Lancashire in each of the last five years. 
Chris Huhne: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people from each country of origin were prosecuted for using false documentation to enter the UK in each of the last five years. 
Jacqui Smith: Aggregate details regarding the countries of origin of those prosecuted for using false documentation to enter the UK are not recorded. The following figures, however, relate to prosecutions carried out by Border Force prosecution teams at ports of entry, where false documentation has been presented:
|Period 1 April to 31 March each year||Total persons prosecuted in relation to false documentation.|
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