Lisbon Treaty (No.1) — (1st Allotted Day)

Part of Business of the House (Lisbon Treaty) (No.2) – in the House of Commons at 4:32 pm on 29th January 2008.

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Photo of David Heathcoat-Amory David Heathcoat-Amory Conservative, Wells 4:32 pm, 29th January 2008

I am grateful to my hon. Friend. As he will know, on the European arrest warrant this country keeps to the principle of dual criminality. We do not allow people to be extradited to another country for something that is not a crime in this country. The House has always insisted on that, and it is a provision in the Extradition Act 2003, but it is under threat from the Commission, which disapproves of the way in which the United Kingdom has implemented the arrest warrant. Does my hon. Friend agree that once it is governed by majority voting and the European Court of Justice, that provision insisted on by the House will be undermined?

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