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 Nick Hawkins Mr Nick Hawkins Conservative, Surrey Heath 3:15 pm, 14th January 2003

As so often in the past, I echo the common sense of the hon. Member for Doncaster, North (Mr. Hughes). If we allow summaries in this new legislation, the danger is they will tend to become the norm. Without the foreign policeman in front of him, the judge cannot analyse whether the summary is fair. If the person's full original statement is available, there is no need for a summary. The hon. Member for Doncaster, North is right; he made an unanswerable point.