Thai-UK jail switch talks

 

Up to 31 Britons serving jail sentences in Thailand - most of them for drug smuggling - could be switched to British jails in the wake of Queen Elizabeth II's five day visit to the country.

The British Foreign Secretary, Mr Malcolm Rifkind, is to discuss the exchange of prisoners during the tour. Mr Rifkind is expected to express British support for the success of the programme backed by prisoner pressure groups in Britain.