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Mrs Julia ODwyer Email: julia.odwyer@btopenworld.com Our Ref: 23425 Date: 1 August 2012 Dear Mrs ODwyer, YOUR REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ON UK-US EXTRADITION Thank you for your e-mail of 13 July 2012, which has been handled as a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the FoI Act). You ask for the following information: 1. Since the Extradition Act 2003 came into force how many requests have been made to the US by the UK for the extradition of US citizens for alleged crime committed whilst in the US? 2. How many of such requests to the US have been refused or withdrawn? 3. How many cases remain outstanding? 4. Since the Extradition Act 2003 came into force how many requests have been made to the UK by the US for the extradition of UK citizens for alleged crime committed whilst in the UK? (Please include Norris & Tappin in these numbers) 5. How many of such requests to the UK have been refused or withdrawn? 6. How many cases remain outstanding? Information: Questions 1-3 As a persons nationality has never been a bar to extradition between the UK and the US, the nationality of the person whose extradition was sought was not, before 2010, always recorded. Information about where the alleged offence was committed in each case is not held centrally; however, in every case the alleged offence would have to come within the jurisdiction of the requesting state. The information provided reflects these qualifications.

Since January 2004, from the information available, the UK has not requested the extradition of any US citizens who have been identified with crimes which were committed whilst the person was in the US. Information: Questions 4-6 The information requested in questions 4 and 6 has been provided in our response to your previous request for information, reference 23013. With reference to question 5, none of the requests identified have been refused or withdrawn. The figures provided do not include requests between the US and Scotland.

If you are dissatisfied with this response you may request an independent internal review of our handling of your request by submitting a complaint within two months to the address below, quoting reference 23425. If you ask for an internal review, it would be helpful if you could say why you are dissatisfied with the response. Information Access Team Home Office Ground Floor, Seacole Building 2 Marsham Street London SW1P 4DF e-mail: FOIRequests@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk As part of any internal review the Department's handling of your information request will be reassessed by staff not involved in providing you with this response. If you remain dissatisfied after this internal review, you would have a right of complaint to the Information Commissioner as established by section 50 of the Freedom of Information Act. Yours sincerely

Amanda Shiels