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Ministerial Corrections

Tuesday 1 April 2014

Home Department

Arrest Warrants

Mr Raab: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many requests for the surrender of an individual under a European Arrest Warrant were received by the Serious Organised Crime Agency in 2010-11. [79002]

[Official Report, 1 December 2011, Vol. 536, c. 1063W.]

Letter of correction from Damian Green:

An error has been identified in the written answer given to the hon. Member for Esher and Walton (Mr Raab) on 1 December 2011.

The full answer given was as follows:

Damian Green [holding answer 7 November 2011]: In 2010-11, SOCA received 6,032 Part 1 European Arrest Warrant requests (relating to individuals who are in the UK) and 256 Part 3 warrants (relating to individuals wanted by the UK).

Member states will often issue an EAW to all other member states when the location of the individual sought is not known. The number of requests received, therefore, is not necessarily an indicator of those individuals being in the UK.

The correct answer should have been:

Damian Green [holding answer 7 November 2011]: In 2010-11, SOCA received 5,770 Part 1 European Arrest Warrant requests (relating to individuals who are in the UK) and 256 Part 3 warrants (relating to individuals wanted by the UK).

Member states will often issue an EAW to all other member states when the location of the individual sought is not known. The number of requests received, therefore, is not necessarily an indicator of those individuals being in the UK.

Mr Raab: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many requests for the surrender of an individual under a European arrest warrant were received by the Serious and Organised Crime Agency in 2011-12. [112242]

[Official Report, 20 June 2012, Vol. 546, c. 1058-60W.]

Letter of correction from Damian Green:

An error has been identified in the written answer given to the hon. Member for Esher and Walton (Mr Raab) on 20 June 2012.

The full answer given was as follows:

Damian Green [holding answer 18 June 2012]: During the business year 2011-12, the Serious Organised Crime Agency received 5,832 European arrest warrants issued by EU member states—this figure includes four issued by Gibraltar. The following table breaks this figure down by issuing state.

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Number of European arrest warrants received by the serious Organised Crime Agency, broken down by issuing state
CountryNumber

Austria

86

Belgium

363

Bulgaria

70

Cyprus

11

Czech Republic

216

Denmark

11

Estonia

4

Finland

24

France

323

Germany

748

Gibraltar

4

Greece

43

Hungary

195

Ireland

46

Italy

234

Latvia

96

Lithuania

242

Luxembourg

10

Malta

10

Netherlands

345

Poland

1536

Portugal

62

Romania

584

Slovakia

124

Slovenia

24

Spain

323

Sweden

98

Total

5,832

The correct answer should have been:

Damian Green [holding answer 18 June 2012]: During the business year 2011-12, the Serious Organised Crime Agency received 5,641 European arrest warrants issued by EU member states—this figure includes four issued by Gibraltar. The following table breaks this figure down by issuing state.

Number of European arrest warrants received by the serious Organised Crime Agency, broken down by issuing state
Requests by requesting countryTotal

Austria

85

Belgium

358

Bulgaria

67

Cyprus

10

Czech Republic

203

Denmark

11

Estonia

4

Finland

22

France

319

Germany

737

Gibraltar

3

Greece

42

Hungary

195

Ireland

44

Italy

226

Latvia

86

Lithuania

230

Luxembourg

10

Malta

9

Netherlands

340

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Poland

1,455

Portugal

61

Romania

567

Slovakia

119

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Slovenia

24

Spain

318

Sweden

96

Grand Total

5,641