§ Angus Robertson
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many United Kingdom citizens have been arrested while on holiday in Thailand in each year since 1997; if he will list the five most common charges United Kingdom citizens were arrested for; how many United Kingdom citizens were sentenced in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Mullin
The information requested is in the form of a table.
UK citizens arrested in Thailand per annum since 1997 Number 1997–98 251 1998–99 113 1999–2000 165 2000–01 430 2001–02 161 2002–03 185 2003–04 315
These figures include British nationals both resident and on holiday in Thailand. We do not hold figures for the number of British nationals sentenced in Thailand. The most common charges, listed in order, are for visa and work permit irregularities, drugs, motoring offences, assault, and theft.