HC Deb 18 May 2004 vol 421 c875W
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. [173457]

Mr. Mullin

The information requested is in the form of a table.

UK citizens arrested in Thailand per annum since 1997
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.

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