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 simple answer is the judge. As clearly laid out in subsection (2),

''The judge must decide whether the person brought before him is the person in respect of whom''

the warrant was issued. That is pretty clear. The judge would have to arbitrate in any dispute over identity between the two interested parties. I do not see how

the amendment provides the judge with any assistance in taking the decision.