David Lidington

Some of the latest figures released today from the Foreign Office British Behaviour Abroad Report make for encouraging reading. Over the last year arrest cases have decreased by over 10% and drug arrests have fallen by almost 20%. This is a positive step in the right direction. However, we can't be complacent. In the last year alone (1 April 2010 - 31 March 2011) there were still 5700 arrests of British nationals overseas, which is clearly a cause for concern.