HL Deb 06 July 2004 vol 663 c72WA
Baroness Williams of Crosby

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they have sent any British citizens suspected as terrorists to other countries for interrogation. [HL3242]

The Minister of State, Home Office (Baroness Scotland of Asthal):

Under the terms of the Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003, foreign jurisdictions are able to seek mutual legal assistance from the UK. This usually means collecting evidence (as opposed to intelligence which is handled on a police-to-police basis) for use in criminal proceedings or investigations.

Individuals who have been charged with a criminal offence or have already been convicted of one in a different country may be extradited to another country provided all criteria are met.

British citizens suspected as terrorists are not sent to other countries for interrogation purposes.

Since 11 September 2001, no one has been extradited for terrorist-related activities.