Criminal Justice Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 7:15 pm on 30th October 2003.

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Photo of Lord Neill of Bladen Lord Neill of Bladen Crossbench 7:15 pm, 30th October 2003

My Lords, I thank the noble and learned Lord for giving way. Will he tell the House what Clause 61(5) means? It states:

"Not more than one application may be made under subsection (1) or (2) in relation to an acquittal".

Surely, you can have only one application for the first acquittal. You can have another application in respect of a second acquittal. That was the point of the noble Earl, Lord Onslow. This could go on progressively.