HC Deb 12 March 1958 vol 584 cc51-2W
73. Mr. Janner

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs the number and names of foreign Governments who have entered into formal agreement with Her Majesty's Government whereby the British Service authorities exercise jurisdiction over civil servants serving abroad for offences against the civil law of the country in which they happen to be serving in accordance with the recommendations contained in paragraph 12 on page 148 of the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Select Committee on the Army and Air Force Act, 16th February, 1954.

Mr. Ian Harvey

There are agreements, multilateral or bilateral, giving the British Service authorities the right to try civil servants for certain offences with the following 14 foreign countriesBelgium, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, United States of America, Turkey, Italy, Portugal, Denmark, Greece, the Federal Republic of Germany, Japan, Libya.

The extent to which the British Service authorities exercise this jurisdiction is a matter for my right hon. Friends, the First Lord of the Admiralty and the Secretaries of State for War and Air.