Clause 62 - Documents sent by facsimile

Part of Extradition Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 11:00 am on 14th January 2003.

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Photo of Mr Nick Hawkins Mr Nick Hawkins Conservative, Surrey Heath 11:00 am, 14th January 2003

I beg to move amendment No. 170, in

clause 62, page 29, line 36, at end insert—

'(2) The Secretary of State (or in Scotland the Scottish Ministers) may by regulations set out requirements to ensure the security of any documents sent under subsection (1) above.'.

I can be brief. The Law Society of Scotland suggested the amendment, which amounts to a clarification of the Bill's wording. I do not suggest that the amendment's wording is perfect, but I am interested to hear what the Minister has to say, and we wanted to probe this issue on behalf of the Law Society of Scotland.