Evidence of Biological Material

Orders of the Day — Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill [Lords] – in the House of Commons at 6:15 pm on 7th June 1995.

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Photo of Lord James Douglas-Hamilton Lord James Douglas-Hamilton , Edinburgh West 6:15 pm, 7th June 1995

I beg to move amendment No. 60, in page 16, line 46, after 'material' insert 'deriving from human beings or animals'. In fairness to the hon. Member for Linlithgow (Mr. Dalyell), I should say that the amendment is a concession to him, as I resisted everything else he proposed, particularly on Lockerbie. The hon. Gentleman wanted a better definition of "biological". We have responded to that, as he had a valid point. We have made it beyond doubt that references to biological material do not include material of botanical origin, such as drugs, but refer only to material deriving from human beings or animals. That is the clarification that the hon. Gentleman sought, and I commend the amendment to the House.

Amendment agreed to.