HL Deb 19 February 1992 vol 535 c50WA
Lord Kennet

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether it is under the Montreal Convention that they are claiming powers to secure the extradition to Britain or the United States of citizens of a country with whom there is no extradition treaty and if so, whether they will specify the relevant article of the convention, and the reasons for which they are advised that Article 14 (which specifies actions that should be taken in the event of disagreement between parties to the convention) does not apply.

The Earl of Caithness

A state may accede to a request from another state to surrender an alleged offender for trial either voluntarily or in pursuit of an international obligation. We have demanded of Libya the surrender of the two men charged in relation to the Lockerbie atrocity. We shall continue to insist on a positive response from Libya to our demand in accordance with Security Council Resolution 731 of 21st January 1992.