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FOI Extradition Costs to UK Home Office

FOI Extradition Costs to UK Home Office

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Dear Mrs
r,Thank you for your e-mail of 29 August 2012, which has been handled as a request
for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (“the FoI Act”).
You haverequested information on the
total costs to the Home Office of all external Counsel‟s
fees on the following extradition cases:- Gary McKinnon- David Bermingham- Gary Mulgrew- Giles Darby- Shrien Dewani- Christopher Tappin-
Richard O‟Dwyer 
- Julian AssangeInformation
The total cost to the Home Office of all external Counsel‟s fees for the fir 
st sevencases is £133,283.70.The Home Office does not hold information on the case of Julian Assange. Although the Home Office maintains the policy and legislative oversight of theEuropean Arrest Warrant (EAW), the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) andthe Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (for Scotland) are the designatedauthorities responsible for its operation in the UK.However you should note that SOCA is not listed in Schedule 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, and as such is not obliged to respond to Freedom of 
Information requests. SOCA is also not listed as a „Scottish Public Authority‟ in the
Freedom of Information (Scotland Act 2002).Any information from, or relating toSOCA has an absolute exemption from disclosure by other public authorities byvirtue of Section 23 of the Act (as amended by the Serious Organised Crime andPolice Act 2005)
Safeguarding, Immigration and International Group
2 Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DFSwitchboard 020 7035 4848E-mail:Info.Access@homeoffice.gsi.gov.ukWebsite: www.homeoffice.gov.uk
Our Ref: 24038Date: 26 September 2012
Mrs Julia O‟Dwyer 

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