Criminal Justice Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 4:15 pm on 30th October 2003.

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Photo of Lord Kingsland Lord Kingsland Conservative 4:15 pm, 30th October 2003

My Lords, I am extremely grateful to the noble and learned Lord for giving way. At the outset of my remarks, I was particularly careful to say that we had a hierarchy of concerns. There are ways of allowing prosecution appeals into the legislation, perhaps for perfectly sensible reasons, provided that the Government's solution is balanced. Our objection is that the Government propose a solution that is not balanced and fair and does not respect the rights of the defendants.