§ Mr. Alex Carlile
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if extradition arrangements currently in effect between the United Kingdom and Germany can be used to facilitate extradition of German nationals from Germany to be tried for crimes committed in the Channel Islands during the 1939–45 war; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Jack
The terms of the extradition arrangement between the United Kingdom and Germany are contained in the European Convention on Extradition Order 1990, which extends to the Channel Islands. The application of the arrangements in Germany is a matter for the German authorities. I understand that Germany cannot extradite its own nationals because of prohibitions to that effect in their own constitutions.