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Part of Bank of England and Financial Services Bill [HL] – in the House of Lords at 6:00 pm on 15th December 2015.

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Photo of Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood Chair, Sub-Committee on Lords' Conduct 6:00 pm, 15th December 2015

My Lords, speaking purely as a superannuated judge with no particular expertise in banking, I oppose the amendment. Article 6.2 of the European Convention on Human Rights says:

“Everyone charged with a criminal offence shall be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law”.