Clause 83 - Case where person has not been convicted

Part of Extradition Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 3:15 pm on 14th January 2003.

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Photo of Mr Kevin Hughes Mr Kevin Hughes Labour, Doncaster North 3:15 pm, 14th January 2003

My hon. Friend is right. I am generally in favour of the thrust of the Bill in respect of time saving and efficiency, but how can a judge take a decision about whether a summary is fair if he does not possess the original statement, and if he has the original statement, what is the point of the summary? I cannot get my head around that.