Clause 7 - Identity of person arrested

Part of Extradition Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:15 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 4:15 pm, 9th January 2003

It is utterly outrageous that the hon. Gentleman should accuse me of inelegance. I have never been accused of that before.

I hope that subsection (9) is clear: it gives the judge discretion. If he decides to remand a person in custody he can return to that decision and change his mind. As to the hon. Gentleman's point about corroboration in subsection (6)(b), unless something pops into my mind in the next few seconds, I do not have the faintest idea of an answer. I will check it out and come back to him if it is important. I do not know what he is talking about, to be sure.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause 7 ordered to stand part of the Bill.