Clause 7 - Identity of person arrested

Part of Extradition Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:00 pm on 9th January 2003.

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Photo of Bob Ainsworth Bob Ainsworth The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department 4:00 pm, 9th January 2003

The hon. Gentleman is beyond satisfying. We have even used the form of words that he was proposing earlier. The powers will be

''as nearly as may be the same as if the proceedings were summary proceedings''.

That is what he asked for a few minutes ago in relation to another issue. Is he saying that if a person appears before a magistrates court and remains silent, someone has to prove beyond all reasonable doubt that that person is the person on the arrest warrant or must be discharged? Who does he expect to prove that at that initial hearing?