HC Deb 20 May 2004 vol 421 c1162W
Mr. Amess

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on behalf of how many British citizens in prison outside the United Kingdom he has discussed their cases since 1 January; and if he will make a statement. [174121]

Mr. Rammell

Ministers frequently raise cases of British nationals detained overseas, with foreign governments, where it is appropriate to do so. However, such statistics are not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate costs.

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