HC Deb 16 March 1994 vol 239 c670W
Mr. Cohen

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations Her Majesty's Government have received since 1980 from the Italian authorities to extradite suspected criminals and terrorists; what has been his response; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Maclean

Since 1980, the Italian Government have requested the extradition of 67 people from the United Kingdom, for a wide range of offences.

Of these, 61 were accused of the offences for which their extradition was requested and six had been convicted. Sixteen of those sought have been returned to Italy, eight requests have been refused and 12 remain outstanding. Of the remainder, either the requests were subsequently withdrawn, or the person sought could not be traced here or was arrested in another country or was deported from this country. In one case, the person sought committed suicide before the conclusion of the proceedings.