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Andrew Mackinlay: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) when the applications for visas for the Kyrgyzstan musicians and performers invited to perform in the UK in November 2008 were received at the UK Embassy in Astana; when the applications were processed; when the applications were refused; and if she will make a statement; 
Mr. Woolas: The applications have not been refused and are in fact ready to be issued pending receipt of results checks. However, I regret that this is obviously too late for the event in which they were originally due to perform. I can only add my apologies to those which have already been extended to the Kyrgyz ambassador in London by colleagues in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for the disruption this caused to the event he planned in November.
Chris Huhne: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many European arrest warrants for (a) British citizens and (b) non-British citizens her Department has issued to other EU member states; and how many people have been extradited to the UK under such warrants in each year since they came into force, broken down by (i) offence and (ii) member state to which the warrant was issued; 
(2) how many European arrest warrants for (a) British citizens and (b) non-British citizens have been received from other EU member states; and how many people have been extradited under such warrants in each year since they came into force, broken down by (i) offence and (ii) member state of destination. 
Jacqui Smith: The Serious Organised Crime Agency is the designated central authority for the receipt and transmission of European Arrest Warrants in the UK. There is no Government involvement in the operation of the EAW. The following tables, provided by SOCA, give figures for the following:
(a) Number of persons extradited to EU member states under the EAW regime (Part 1 warrants) by the UK broken down by year and by country.
(b) Number of subjects surrendered to the UK by EU member states (Part 3 warrants) broken down by year and by country.
(c) EAWs received by the UK from other EU member states broken down by year and EAWs issued to other EU member states by the UK, broken down by year.
Warrants issued by the UK for one individual may be sent to more than one member state. The UK receives a large number of warrants from other member states. To break down the figures in the third table by originating state would incur disproportionate cost.
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